Arabic - ARAB


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Spring 2015. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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101 Elementary Arabic I
4 hours. Introduction to and practice in speaking, reading, and writing Arabic and comprehending spoken arabic. Credit is not given for ARAB 101 if the student has credit for ARAB 115. Prerequisite(s): For students who have not studied Arabic or placement as determined by test score or consent of the instructor.

102 Elementary Arabic II
4 hours. Continues Arabic 101. Credit is not given for ARAB 102 if the student has credit for ARAB 115. Prerequisite(s): ARAB 101 or adequate performance on the placement test or consent of the instructor.

103 Intermediate Arabic I
4 hours. Continuation of practice in speaking, reading, and writing Arabic and comprehending spoken Arabic. Prerequisite(s): ARAB 102 or ARAB 115 or appropriate score on the department placement test or consent of the instructor.

104 Intermediate Arabic II
4 hours. Continuation of practice in comprehending spoken Arabic and reading Arabic with some work in speaking and writing Arabic. Prerequisite(s): ARAB 103 or adequate performance on the placement test or consent of the instructor.

115 Intensive Elementary Arabic
8 hours. This course provides an intensive introduction to Modern Standard Arabic with emphasis on speaking, reading, and writing. Five additional hours each week in the language laboratory. Equivalent to Arabic 101 and 102 combined. Offered during selected summers only. Prerequisite(s): For students who have not studied Arabic. No credit given if the student has credit in ARAB 101 or ARAB 102.

116 Intensive Intermediate Arabic
8 hours. Intermediate Arabic with emphasis on speaking, reading and writing. Credit is not given for ARAB 116 if the student has credit for ARAB 103 or ARAB 104. Five additional hours each week in the language laboratory. Offered during selected summers only. Prerequisite(s): ARAB 101 and ARAB 102; or ARAB 115; or the equivalent.

201 Advanced Literary Arabic
4 hours. Reading texts and advanced Arabic grammar focusing on the weak verbs and complex syntax. Texts include passages from the Qur'an, Kalila wa Dimna, and other stories, novels, newspaper articles, and academic articles. One additional hour each week in the language laboratory. Prerequisite(s): ARAB 104 or appropriate score on the departmental placement test and consent of the instructor.

202 Qur'an/Advanced Literary Arabic
4 hours. Readings in the Qur'an, including further advanced Arabic grammar focusing on the weak verbs and complex syntax. One additional hour each week in the language laboratory. Prerequisite(s): ARAB 201 or appropriate score on the placement test and consent of the instructor.

230 Arabic Literature in Translation
3 hours. Introduces students to the genres and themes of classical and modern Arabic literature in translation. Taught in English. World Cultures course.

250 THe Heritage of Muslim Iberia
3 hours. Examines the history, culture and scientific achievements associated with the Muslim presence in Iberia from 711 CE to the fall of Grenada in 1492 CE, and the interplay of Arab and non-Arab cultures in the Western Mediterranean. Taught in English. Past, and World Cultures course.

255 Greek Science, Islamic Culture
3 hours. Traces the reception and development of the ancient sciences in medieval Islamic culture. Same as CL 255. Taught in English. Past, and World Cultures course.

270 The Reel Arab
3 hours. Examination of how Arabs are portrayed in the cinema. Exploration of popular films (both Western and Arab) and their prominent conventions. Focus on gender issues, racial and ethnic representations, and analysis of patriarchal attitudes. Same as MOVI 270. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENGL 160; or any 100- or 200-level film course. Creative Arts course.

298 Topics in Arabic Studies
3 hours. Selected Topics at an intermediate level in Arabic Studies. May be repeated. Taught in English.

299 Independent Reading
1 TO 3 hours. Individually planned readings on selected topcis under faculty supervision. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 hours. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

310 Aristotle and the Arabs
3 hours. Traces the major topics of ancient Greek philosophy, especially those of Aristotle, and their transformation into the philosophy developed in the Arabic classical period. Same as CL 310 and PHIL 310. Prerequisite(s): CL 221 or PHIL 221 or RELS 230.


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This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.