An introduction to the Arabic language through comprehensive approach designed to develop fundamental communication skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
This course will reveal the multilayered and diverse components of the Arab world. It will focus on the culture and literatures of the Coptics, the Kurds, the Nubians, and the Turks. All readings and discussions are in English.
Arabic literature, language and culture: In their own words. Study of wide range of Arabic literary genres and themes as represented in their own words and inscribed by their own pens. It is a broad survey of Arabic literature of culture spanning from pre Islamic period to the present. It examines issues facing the Arab world through reading, reviewing and discussion of articles, novel, poetry and audio-visual materials.
The course is designed to strengthen and solidify reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills by living and practicing the language in real life.
This course is an intermediate level course for students who possess a solid foundation in the fundamentals of the language who wish to improve their conversation ability to communicate effectively.