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Course ID:ARAB 1001. 4 hours.
Course Title:Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I
Course
Description:
Fundamentals of grammar, pronunciation, reading, composition, and conversation of standard (including classical) Arabic.
Athena Title:ELEM STAND ARB I
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARAB 1002. 4 hours.
Course Title:Elementary Modern Standard Arabic II
Course
Description:
A continuation of Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I, including review and introduction of new content.
Athena Title:ELEM STND ARB II
Prerequisite:ARAB 1001
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARAB 2003. 3 hours.
Course Title:Intermediate Standard Arabic I
Course
Description:
Intermediate grammar, reading, conversation, and composition in standard (including classical) Arabic. Particular attention will be given to readings in Islamic literature.
Athena Title:INTERMDTE ARB I
Prerequisite:ARAB 1002
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARAB 2004. 3 hours.
Course Title:Intermediate Standard Arabic II
Course
Description:
A continuation of Intermediate Standard Arabic I, including review and introduction of new content.
Athena Title:INTERMDTE ARB II
Prerequisite:ARAB 2003
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARAB 3005. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Standard Arabic I
Course
Description:
Advanced grammar, reading, conversation, and composition in standard (including classical) Arabic. Particular attention will be given to readings in Islamic literature.
Athena Title:Advanced Standard Arabic I
Prerequisite:ARAB 2004 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARAB 3006. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Standard Arabic II
Course
Description:
A continuation of Advanced Standard Arabic I.
Athena Title:ADVANCED ARB II
Prerequisite:ARAB(LING) 3005 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARAB 4000/6000. 4 hours.
Course Title:Moroccan Dialectical Arabic
Course
Description:
Provides a basic capacity for "survival" Moroccan Arabic through the study of essential vocabulary and communication skills. Emphasizes the use of day to day language necessary for student researchers of Moroccan culture by utilizing classroom training, "homestays" with Moroccan families, and interactions with Moroccans.
Athena Title:MOROCCAN ARABIC
Nontraditional Format:This is a maymester summer abroad program and will thus entail extensive travel throughout Morocco and homestays with Moroccan families, where the student will learn to use the skills acquired in class in real-life situations. The educational experience of this course will be of an on-going "linguistic immersion" type. The course will meet six days a week for two hours over four weeks of the Maymester with an additional twelve hours of contact through language instruction and practice with Moroccans.
Prerequisite:Third-year student standing or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARAB 4100/6100. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 9 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Reading and Research in Arabic and Islamic Literature
Course
Description:
Arabic and Islamic texts with emphasis upon extensive reading and individual and/or group research projects. Qualified students may study Persian and/or Turkish texts.
Athena Title:READ AND RSCH ARB
Prerequisite:ARAB 2004 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARAB 4107/6107. 3 hours.
Course Title:Islamic Arabic I
Course
Description:
In-depth review of Arabic grammar towards attaining fluency in reading Islamic texts using all previously learned structures, vocabulary, and the verbs. Emphasis on gaining proficiency in speaking in Arabic about Islamic concepts and the Islamic textual heritage, specifically the Qur'an, Hadith, and the commentary literature.
Athena Title:Islamic Arabic I
Undergraduate Prerequisite:ARAB 3006
Graduate Prerequisite:ARAB 2004
Undergraduate Pre or Corequisite:ARAB(LING) 3005
Graduate Pre or Corequisite:ARAB(LING) 3005
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARAB 4108/6108. 3 hours.
Course Title:Islamic Arabic II
Course
Description:
Continuation of Arabic grammar begun in Islamic Arabic I, towards attaining fluency in reading Islamic texts and gaining proficiency in speaking in Arabic about Islamic concepts and textual heritage, based on the Qur'an, Hadith, the commentary literature, and later Islamic texts, including Islamic poetry.
Athena Title:Islamic Arabic II
Undergraduate Prerequisite:ARAB 4107/6107
Graduate Prerequisite:ARAB 4107/6107
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARAB 4201/6201. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Conversation and Composition in Standard Arabic I
Course
Description:
Advanced language study, combining instruction in grammar, reading comprehension, and composition with practice in spoken modern standard Arabic.
Athena Title:ADV CON COMP ARAB I
Undergraduate Prerequisite:ARAB 2004
Undergraduate Pre or Corequisite:ARAB(LING) 3005
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARAB 4202/6202. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Conversation and Composition in Standard Arabic II
Course
Description:
A continuation of Advanced Conversation and Composition in Standard Arabic I, including instruction in grammar, reading comprehension, and composition. Emphasis on practice in spoken modern standard Arabic at the level of an educated speaker, stressing both the ability to narrate events and express ideas orally and in writing.
Athena Title:ADV CNV CMP ARAB II
Prerequisite:ARAB 2004 and ARAB 4201/6201
Pre or Corequisite:ARAB 3006
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARAB 4300/6300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Media Arabic
Course
Description:
Advanced course designed to enable students to be proficient in the language used in Arabic newspapers, news broadcasts (video and audio), and the internet. Consists of intensive reading, listening to, comprehending, and speaking with the vocabulary and expressions characteristic of Arabic media on a variety of contemporary topics.
Athena Title:MEDIA ARAB
Prerequisite:ARAB 2004
Pre or Corequisite:ARAB 3006
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARAB 4960R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 16 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research I
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research I
Nontraditional Format:This course belongs to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. This course requires the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARAB 4970R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research II
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research II
Nontraditional Format:These courses belong to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. The courses require the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARAB 4980R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research III
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research III
Nontraditional Format:These courses belong to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. The courses require the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARAB 4990R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Undergraduate Research Thesis (or Final Project)
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data. Students will write or produce a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or portfolio that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Thesis
Nontraditional Format:This is a capstone course under the direct supervision of a faculty member. This course may be the culmination of the 4960R- 4980R sequence. Students will write a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or portfolio, that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry into an unknown, fundamental, or applied problem. The thesis or capstone product is written in close collaboration with the faculty member and must be approved by that faculty member and/or the department. The student will apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape the research question and apply skills and techniques learned to complete the research project. The student will have gathered data, synthesized relevant literature and materials, analyzed, and interpreted data. The student will demonstrate in writing the contribution of their work to the discovery and interpretation of knowledge significant to their field of study. The student will have presented results in the form of a properly formatted, professionally rigorous thesis document or other appropriate professional capstone product and through the formal presentation of the thesis or product to faculty and peers during an approved event. The student will receive feedback from the faculty member on the overall execution of their thesis project, the written thesis, and their presentation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
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