ARA - Arabic

ARA 101 Elementary Arabic I

Course Description: An introduction to the Arabic language through comprehensive approach designed to develop fundamental communication skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

ARA 102 Elementary Arabic II

Prerequisite: ARA 101 or 2 years of high school Arabic or equivalent.

Course Description: A continuation of the principles established in ARA 101.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for ARA 102 ( Course : ARA 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: Arabic Placement 20 to 21) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

ARA 154A The Prismatic Arab World: The Culture and Literature of the Coptics, Kurds, Nubians, and Turks

Old Core: Lubin, CSIS or Lienhard students may use this course to meet core requirements. Education and Dyson students may use this course for Enhancement credit or Dyson overlay. This course is conducted in English.

Course Description: This course will reveal the multilayered and diverse components of the Arab world. It will focus on the culture and literatures of the Coptics, the Kurds, the Nubians, and the Turks. All readings and discussions are in English.

3 credits

ARA 154B Topic: Arabs in their own words

Course Description: Arabic literature, language and culture: In their own words. Study of wide range of Arabic literary genres and themes as represented in their own words and inscribed by their own pens. It is a broad survey of Arabic literature of culture spanning from pre Islamic period to the present. It examines issues facing the Arab world through reading, reviewing and discussion of articles, novel, poetry and audio-visual materials.

3 credits

ARA 154C Topic: Exploring Egypt

Course Description: The course is designed to strengthen and solidify reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills by living and practicing the language in real life.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring.

3 credits

ARA 280 Intensive Review of Arabic

Prerequisite: ARA 102 or 3 years of high school Arabic.

Course Description : The course is designed to strengthen and solidify reading, writing, speaking and understanding skills acquired in ARA 101/102 (or equivalent) by the intensive review of grammar, class conversations and reading of literary texts.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ARA 102 Minimum Grade of D

ARA 283 Intermediate Conversation

Prerequisite: ARA 280 or 4 years of high school Arabic.

Course Description: This course is an intermediate level course for students who possess a solid foundation in the fundamentals of the language who wish to improve their conversation ability to communicate effectively.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ARA 280 Minimum Grade of D