ARAB 302
Advanced Arabic 2 Spring 2020
Division I Writing Skills Difference, Power, and Equity
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A continuation of Advanced Arabic 1, ARAB 302 aims to reinforce students’ listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills in Arabic through a deeper engagement with authentic materials in Modern Standard Arabic. Built around a plethora of texts and audiovisual materials, the course seeks to assist students to develop their language and critical thinking skills in Arabic. Situated at the intersection of language learning and content teaching, this course will prepare students for more scholarly engagement with and in MSA in the fourth year. Like ARAB 301, the course will be conducted entirely in Arabic.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: none
Expected: 6
Class#: 3004
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: quizzes, exams, presentations, papers, midterm examinations, and projects
Prerequisites: ARAB 301 or equivalent
Enrollment Preferences: none
Distributions: Division I Writing Skills Difference, Power, and Equity
WS Notes: Students will be writing multiple drafts in Arabic; the weekly written work expected from students is 800 words in Arabic language; students will also be doing translations from Arabic into English or vice-versa; and all written work from students will evaluated, and students will receive feedback to rework it. Students will receive detailed and consistent feedback about their writing in Arabic language.
DPE Notes: Students will learn about gender relations and power dynamics in the Arabic-speaking region; students will produce projects that address language politics, colonialism, sexism, feminism, and environmental losses in the Maghreb and the Middle East; and students will acquire the language necessary to discuss diverse topics related to power, gender, and the environment, such as recycling, new economies, and changing gender roles in society.

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