Spring 2015 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This is Beginning Arabic II Language course intended for students who successfully completed the prerequisites (ARAB 1311). Its aim is to enable students to carry out written and spoken daily life transactions. This course will enable students to express themselves, paraphrase if necessary, and be familiar with some of the differences between formal and spoken Arabic. Customs and cultural insights are also presented.
It covers the Arabic script and sound system, some advanced grammar rules, and the study of samples of modern Arabic literature and the press. We will use an audio-lingual approach designed to develop the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in an integrated way by the use of dialogues in realistic situations, class interaction and oral and written drills. Drills in reading, writing, listening and speaking Arabic are enhanced by the use of CDs/DVDs.
Prerequisite: Completion of ARAB 1311 or equivalent course in Arabic at other institution.
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)
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