ARAB 212-Intermediate Arabic II with Dr. Hanada Al-Masri, Denison University
- Days and Time: MTWF (every day except Thursday), 12:30-1:20pm
- Pre-req.: ARAB 211 – or what is equivalent to three semesters of Arabic, placement exam, or consent of the instructor.
- Credits: 4hrs.
This course continues building upon the linguistic foundations started in ARAB-211. It aims at developing a higher level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Arabic. The course will specifically improve the quality and quantity of students’ vocabulary and develop more fluency and facility in understanding Arabic and using it to communicate ideas. This will be achieved through an extensive use of graded materials on a wide variety of theme-based topics, including: the history and geography of the Arab world, historical overview of the Arabic language, food, health, travelling & transportation, and weather.
The course continues to adopt the philosophy of the integrated approach to Arabic language instruction which integrates the teaching of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and spoken dialectical Arabic in a way that reflects the actual use of language by its native speakers. This technically leads to the creation of a new mixed variety of MSA and educated spoken Arabic. The new variety, also termed the “middle language” or alternatively “the language of educated Arabs” consists of combined features of both varieties on the phonological, morphological, syntactic and semantic levels.
ARAB 340-Advanced Arabic: Audiovisual Media with Dr. Kelly Tuttle, Earlham College
- Days and Time: M/W, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
- Pre-req.: The prerequisite is four semesters of Arabic or consent of the instructor.
- Credits: 4hrs.
This is an advanced level study of media Arabic as it is presented audio-visually, that is to say in television, on the radio, across the internet. Students will improve their listening, speaking, writing skills and cultural awareness through interaction with media output from various places throughout the Arab world. All source material as well as discussions and writing will be in Arabic.