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COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
NEAR EASTERN LANGUAGES & CIVILIZATION
ARABIC

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ARAB 199 Study Abroad (1-15, max. 15)
Credit for elementary or intermediate Arabic in an approved Study Abroad program. Requires credit evaluation by department or faculty. Does not automatically apply to major or minor requirements. Offered: AWSpS.
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ARAB 399 Study Abroad (1-15, max. 15)
Credit for elementary or intermediate Arabic in an approved Study Abroad program. Requires credit evaluation by department or faculty. Does not automatically apply to major or minor requirements. Offered: AWSpS.
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ARAB 401 Intensive Elementary Arabic (15)
Study of grammar, with oral and written drill and reading of simple texts. (Cannot be taken for credit if ARAB 411, ARAB 412, ARAB 413 taken.) If Arabic is the student's language of admission, only 10 credits count towards graduation. Offered: S.
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ARAB 411 Elementary Arabic (5)
Study of grammar, with oral and written drill and reading of simple texts. (Cannot be taken for credit if ARAB 401 taken.) First in a sequence of three.
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ARAB 412 Elementary Arabic (5)
Study of grammar, with oral and written drill and reading of simple texts. (Cannot be taken for credit if ARAB 401 taken.) Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: ARAB 411.
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ARAB 413 Elementary Arabic (5)
Study of grammar, with oral and written drill and reading of simple texts. (Cannot be taken for credit if ARAB 401 taken.) Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: ARAB 412.
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ARAB 421 Intermediate Arabic (5) VLPA
Reading of selected texts in standard Arabic, with continuing emphasis on grammar and syntax. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either ARAB 401 or ARAB 413.
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ARAB 422 Intermediate Arabic (5) VLPA
Reading of selected texts in standard Arabic, with continuing emphasis on grammar and syntax. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: ARAB 421.
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ARAB 423 Intermediate Arabic (5) VLPA
Reading of selected texts in standard Arabic, with continuing emphasis on grammar and syntax. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: ARAB 422.
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ARAB 424 Intensive Intermediate Arabic (15) VLPA
Equivalent to one year of study of standard Arabic at intermediate level. Extension of knowledge in grammar, syntax and vocabulary, and skills in reading, writing, and conversation. May not be taken for credit if ARAB 421, ARAB 422, ARAB 423 previously taken for credit. Prerequisite: either ARAB 401 or ARAB 413. Offered: S.
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ARAB 453 Historical Texts (3) VLPA/I&S
Readings in Arab historians with particular reference to scholars such as Tabari, Ibn al-Jawzi, and Ibn al-Athir. Prerequisite: ARAB 423.
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ARAB 454 Quran and Its Interpretation (3) VLPA
Reading of selected passages from the Quran in relation to their interpretation in classical commentaries (tafsir) and in legal texts (ahkam al-Quran). Focus on the various types of classical scholarship applied to the text of the Quran (ulum al-Quran). Prerequisite: ARAB 423.
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ARAB 457 Grammatical and Lexical Texts (3) VLPA
Introduction to concepts and terminology of Arabic grammar and lexicography through readings from scholars such as Sibawayh, Ibn Aqil, and Ibn Manzur. Prerequisite: ARAB 423.
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ARAB 458 Modern Poetry (3) VLPA DeYoung
Neoclassical poetry of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the development of modern verse. Prerequisite: ARAB 423.
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ARAB 460 Islamic Theological and Mystical Literature (3) VLPA
Reading of selected texts representative of Islamic theological and mystical schools. Prerequisite: ARAB 423.
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ARAB 461 Modern Prose (3) VLPA
Modern essays, fiction, and ideological writings. Prerequisite: ARAB 423.
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ARAB 490 Supervised Study (1-6, max. 18)
Special work in literary texts for graduates and undergraduates. Prerequisite: ARAB 423.
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ARAB 496 Special Studies in Arabic (3-5, max. 15) VLPA
Topics vary. Offered occasionally by visiting or resident faculty.
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ARAB 499 Undergraduate Research (1-6, max. 18)
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ARAB 596 Special Studies in Arabic (3-5, max. 15)
Topics vary. Offered occasionally by visiting or resident faculty.
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ARAB 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
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