ARAB 302
Advanced Arabic 2 Spring 2022
Division I Writing Skills Difference, Power, and Equity

Class Details

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. 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 Arabic in the fourth year. Like ARAB 301, the course will be conducted entirely in Arabic.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 6
Class#: 3426
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Reflections, discussions, essays, reading and writing project, quizzes, exams, and presentations.
Prerequisites: ARAB 301 or equivalent
Enrollment Preferences: Arabic Studies, or students who completed ARAB 301
Distributions: Division I Writing Skills Difference, Power, and Equity
WS Notes: Students will engage in daily writing and reflections involving prose responses (blogs, commentaries, etc.) to discussion prompts, movies, YouTube videos, and articles. The students will also work on a portfolio with entries that will involve a careful process of revisions as well as rigorous research in Arabic recourses, summaries and essays. The instructor will give daily feedback on students' writing as well as training in writing skills to advance their writing abilities.
DPE Notes: The students will engage in an exploration of social, political, and economic realities in Arab societies across state and community boundaries. They will examine similarities and differences across a variety of contexts involving differential power dynamics, biases, and gender roles. The selected texts will also expose students to issues of power and inequality based on internal and external factors in Arab societies as well as the social struggles of immigrants and refugees.

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