Arab Language, Cultures, and Current Topics (3) Fourth-semester Modern Standard Arabic: study of cultures through authentic discourse, texts, film; development of reading, writing, listening, speaking skills.
ARAB 110 Arab Language, Cultures, and Current Topics (3)
(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.
This language and culture course, which fulfills the Humanities or the International Cultures requirement within General Education or the Other Cultures requirement within the Bachelor of Arts degree, will offer a continuation of the study of the Modern Standard Arabic language and an exploration of several aspects of Arabic cultures, such as the religious and cultural traditions of the month of Ramadan, the differences between American and Arab relationships, preparing for a trip to the Middle East, and an introduction and brief exposition of the Palestinian problem. The course is designed for students who have completed ARAB 003 in our language sequence or have the equivalent level of language proficiency. Students will develop listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills, and will be introduced to a range of Arabic cultures and encouraged to see both commonalities and differences among them. The material is always presented through culturally rich texts. The course offers opportunities for students to increase their knowledge and appreciation of not only the language, in its Modern Standard form, but also the varieties of cultural production in the Arabic-speaking world, in their many facets and diverse manifestations. Along with continuation of language learning, students are exposed to Web sites, film, music, comics, literature etc. Students' assignments use a combination of reading, writing, listening, and researching skills. Students often work in groups, performing oral and written class activities. This course serves as a prerequisite for ARAB 401.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.