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Post-Advanced Arabic Courses

Cinema of the Arab world

Language: Arabic
Course number: ARAB320
Prerequisites: ARAB216 or
ARAB221or placement by test
Credits: 3.00
Course info: This course examines how cinema in the Arab world constitutes a space through which filmmakers negotiate and reflect on significant political, cultural, social, and aesthetic themes and concerns.
 

Introduction to the Arabic Short Story

Language: Arabic
Course number:  ARAB335
Prerequisites: ARAB216 or ARAB221or placement by test
Credits: 3.00
Course info: This course deals with the Arabic short story, covering its genesis and major developments, trajectories, contexts, and authors in the past century. It introduces students to the main influences that had an impact on the pioneers of the genre.
 

Language Policy and Development in the Arab World

Language: Arabic
Course number: ARAB431
Prerequisites: ARAB216 or ARAB221or placement by test
Credits: 3.00
Course info: This course explores the language policy and its political, economic and educational ramifications in the Arab world. It discusses the linguistic situation of Arabic and language policies adopted by the governments in the Arab countries.
 

Topics in Arab World

Language: Arabic
Course number: ARAB308
Prerequisites: ARAB216 or ARAB221or placement by test
Credits: 3.00
Course info: This course will focus on contemporary issues shaping the Arab world using various authentic texts. Students will improve their language skills through reading, writing, presentations and discussions related to different topics including, but not limited to, politics, society and culture.
 

Heritage versus Post-modernity in Contemporary Arabic Writing

Language: Arabic
Course number: ARAB453
Prerequisites: ARAB216 or ARAB221 or placement by test
Credits: 3.00
Course info: Contemporary Arabic writing is characterized by ambivalent trends. On one hand we find writers experimenting with the latest trends of post- modernity, and on the other hand there are authors who strive to revive the old Arabic heritage.
 

English  Courses

Inside Arabic: How it works

Language: English
Course number: ARAB261
Prerequisites: ARAB012 or equivalent or placement by test
Credits: 3.00
Course info: This course aims to help students understand how Arabic works in comparison to English in structure and processes. It aims to clarify Arabic for all learners of Arabic, native and non-native alike. It provides students with a concise overview of the sound system, word and sentence structure, meaning and form, etc. Students will engage with the material and undertake specific exercises to facilitate the understanding of different concepts.
 

Arabic Sociolinguistics

Language: English
Course number: ARAB393-70
Prerequisites: ARAB012 or
ARAB021 or placement by test
Credits: 3.00
Course info: This course focuses on how Arabic (both standard and the colloquial) is used in the different Arab societies of the Arab world. We will study how the variation in how Arabic is used is influenced by different sociological variables such as education, social status, politics, gender, and religion.