Skip to main content area Skip to institutional navigation Skip to sub-navigation
Skip to main content

Arabic

Applicable for the 2017-2018 academic year.

WRIGHT, NAIJ

Minor Requirements

The Arabic minor allows interested students to choose one of two tracks:

 I. Minor in Arabic Language, Literature, and Culture: (5 units)

This track allows students to focus on Arabic language, literature, and culture.  Students who choose to follow this track will be required to take classes offered in the home department. Students may take only one unit outside the home department of the minor.

  • A minimum of three units of Arabic language at the intermediate level covering AR 201, AR202, and AR304 .
  • Two relevant literature and culture classes at the 300 level.

II. Thematic Minor in Arabic and Islamic Studies: (6 units)

This track allows students of Arabic to study the history, religion, politics, and culture of the Arab Islamic world. Students who choose to follow this track will be required to take:

  •  A minimum of two units of Arabic at the intermediate level AR 201 and higher.
  •  Four units in approved content courses that cover topics related to the Arab and Islamic worlds in two different departments. During the last content course, the student is required to write an integrative experience paper.
  • The current possible list of courses for this track is listed below. However, the list below will be reviewed and updated on yearly basis.

Art History: AH 120 Islamic Art.

History: HY 104 The Mediterranean; HY133 Civilization in the Middle East; HY200 The Search for Islamic Order; HY200 Islamic Cities; HY200 Freedom and Authority in Everyday Life: Women, Men, and Children in the Middle East; HY 200; Imagining Jordan: Myth, History, and Identity.

Political Science: PS313 Comparative Politics of the Middle East and North Africa; PS 314 International Politics of the Middle East and North Africa; PS 203 Topics in Politics: Israelis and Palestinians; PS 200 The Search for Islamic Order.

ReligionRE140/PA199 Islam; RE345/PA345 The Dervish Diaries; RE346/CO351 The Qur'an. 

Mediterranean and Francophone Studies: AR 320 Topics in Arabic Literature and Culture.

Courses

Arabic

AR101 Elementary Arabic

Basic skills in oral comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing Arabic. Also covers the basics of Arabic morphology and grammar. Designed to serve the needs of daily conversation in any part of the Arab world, and also to serve the needs of the prospective scholar. No prior knowledge of Arabic required.

2 units — Naji

AR103 Elementary Arabic Review

Review course that drills students in basic vocabulary and grammar acquired in AR101. Trains students for efficient reading in Arabic. Highly recommended for students who have completed AR 101.

Prerequisite: Arabic 101.

.25 unit —

AR104 Elementary Arabic Review

Drills students in basic vocabulary and grammar skills acquired in AR101. Highly recommended for students who have completed AR101.

Prerequisite: Arabic 101.

.25 unit —

AR201 Intermediate Arabic

Development of skills in oral comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing Arabic. Builds on the basics of Arabic morphology, syntax, and grammar. Expansion of knowledge of Arabic grammar and development of more advanced reading and writing skills. Vocabulary serves the needs of daily conversation in any part of the Arab world. Attention to the rules of morphology, syntax, and grammar also serves the needs of the prospective scholar.

Prerequisite: Arabic 101.

1 unit — Naji

AR202 Intermediate Arabic

Further develops and strengthens knowledge acquired in Arabic 201.

Prerequisite: Arabic 201.

1 unit — Naji

AR203 Intermediate Arabic Review

Drills students in the vocabulary and grammar acquired in AR 201. Trains students in speed reading and translation in Arabic. High recommended for students who finish AR 201.

Prerequisite: Arabic 201.

.25 unit —

AR204 Intermediate Arabic Review

Drills students in the vocabulary and grammar skills acquired in AR202. Also trains students in speed reading and translation in Arabic. Highly recommended for students who have completed AR 202.

Prerequisite: Arabic 202.

.25 unit —

AR304 Cultural Context and Oral Practice

Develops skills in reading, writing, listening, and oral practice. Course builds on intermediate knowledge of Arabic morphology, syntax, and grammar. Further knowledge or Arabic grammar and reading and writing skills. Expansion of presentation abilities, and a brief exposure to the Egyptian dialect through media. (Not offered 2017-18).

Prerequisite: Arabic 202.

1 unit

AR320 Topics in Arabic Culture and Literature

Offers students the chance to engage intellectually with representations of Arab culture through literature, film, and popular culture. Taught in English.

Prerequisite: (taught in English).

1 unit — Naji