Spring 2012 - Undergraduate Course Description
Intructor:
Anjum, Zafar
Discipline and Number
ARAB 2312 Section: 001
Day:
TR Time: 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Course Title:
Intermediate Arabic II

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:

This is an Intermediate Arabic II Language course intended for students who successfully completed the course (ARAB2311). Its aim is to enhance the ability in written and spoken daily life transactions. This course will enable students to express themselves more confidently, and advance their knowledge of the differences between formal and spoken Arabic. They will be able to recognize easily three Arabic dialects; Formal, Syrian and Egyptian. This will help them out to adopt either one of them for their communication skills in Arabic. Simultaneously, their insight of Arabic Customs and culture will be significantly profound.

It will continue to cover the Arabic script and sound system, more advanced grammar rules, Verb conjugation of Past and Present Tenses, Verb-Subject agreement, use of Arabic dictionary in alphabetical order "al-Jadhr", ordinal numbers, the comparative and superlative degrees, and the reading of Arabic newspapers and magazines. We will keep doing drills in integrated way by the use of dialogues in realistic situations, class interaction. Drills in reading, writing, listening and speaking Arabic are enhanced by the use of DVDs.


COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Ƒ {to continue to develop your ability to speak, write and understand Arabic.
Ƒ {to continue acquiring an advanced working knowledge of Arabic grammatical structures and to apply these structures in speech and writing.
Ƒ {to read Arabic full sentences and articles correctly.
Ƒ {to enhance your Arabic vocabulary
Ƒ {to be familiar with more detail of the differences between formal and regional Arabic
Dialects.
Ƒ {to acquire more awareness of various aspects of Arabic culture through reading and discussion.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

Al-Kitaab fii Tacallum al-Arabiyya
A Textbook for Beginning Arabic: Part One, 3rd Edition
By: Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi (2010)
ISBN:1-58901-736-8

COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION CRITERIA:

This is an Intermediate Arabic II Language course intended for students who successfully completed the course (ARAB2311)

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