ARAB 301
Advanced Arabic 1 Fall 2019
Division I Writing Skills Difference, Power, and Equity
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A continuation of Intermediate Arabic, ARAB 301 aims to expand students’ listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills in Arabic. The course will also stimulate students’ intellectual curiosity about the Arabic-speaking regions and enhance their cultural competence. Using al-Kitaad as well as a variety of authentic written and audiovisual materials to immerse students in Arabic language and culture, the course will allow students to achieve an advanced grammatical, cultural and oral proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic. The course will also encourage students to engage critically with a wide variety of topics in Arabic language as they enrich their knowledge of the different aspects of Arabic language and culture. Students at this stage will also be assisted to generate more complex written and oral assignments entirely in Arabic.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: none
Expected: 6
Class#: 1013
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: active class participation, completion of all written assignments, quizzes, a midterm, and a final exam
Prerequisites: ARAB 202
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 understand the relations of power between the different varieties of Arabic language. Students will grasp the gendered aspects of Arabic language and understand how it relates English. Through their engagement with Arabic texts and audiovisual materials, students will deconstruct cultural and sociopolitical issues that directly related to the environment, society, politics, and power.

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