Course Title: Current Issues in the Arab World
The course is tailored for students of Arabic who will engage in a series of critical discussions around the dominant issues confronting the Arab world today. Using both authentic materials from various media as well as authoritative academic resources, the course will involve students - in Formal Conversational Arabic - in debates that will bring students to a closer understanding of the Arab societies as they face up to the challenges of contemporary globalism. This is a valuable opportunity for the students of the Arabic language and its culture to use and hone their linguistic and communicational competence while gaining the cultural proficiency necessary to engage with the complexities of the Arab world.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
As the course will be conducted predominantly in Arabic, students should have reached an intermediate/advanced level in Arabic or its equivalency. Other prospective students should interview with the instructor.
Class assignments and grading