In this first semester Arabic course students will begin to learn how to speak, read, and write Arabic in its Modern Standard form, (aka MSA). The class will also provide an introduction to the customs and culture of the Arab world.
In this second semester Arabic course students will continue to learn how to speak, read, and write Arabic in its Modern Standard form (aka MSA). The class will also provide an introduction to the customs and culture of the Arab world.
This third semester Arabic course will enhance the Arabic linguistic skills and the knowledge of cultures of Arabic-speaking peoples that students acquired in Beginning Arabic.
This fourth semester Arabic course will continue to enhance the Arabic linguistic skills and the knowledge of cultures of Arabic-speaking peoples begin in Intermediate Arabic I.
This course explores gender issues in the Middle East through texts and films created by authors and filmmakers from the Middle East. The Arabic-Speaking World is a focus of the course, but materials from Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, and others will also be explored. The course adopts an interdisciplinary approach. Besides primary sources, course materials include historical, critical and theoretical readings that bolster a deeper understanding of the specific issue or area under scrutiny. Agency, social and religious reform, masculinity, representation, citizenship, displacement, and nationalism are among the issues the course explores.
Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques. Repeatable
Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.
Internships are available in business, government or social service agencies for suitably prepared students wishing to pursue a career that involves foreign languages. Repeatable. Satisfactory/No Credit Grade Basis Only.
Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member. Repeatable one time.
Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable.
Variable topics. Repeatable.
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.