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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 intercultural competence. Using Al-Kitaab as well as a variety of authentic written and audiovisual materials, the course will advance their proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic and one variety of Colloquial 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.
Grading: no pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
active class participation, daily assignments, writing portfolio, presentations, quizzes, midterm exam, final exam
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.