ARAB 301
Advanced Arabic 1 Fall 2022
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 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. The course will also encourage enrolled 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.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 12
Expected: 8
Class#: 1174
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: active class participation, daily assignments, presentations, quizzes, midterm exam, final exam
Prerequisites: ARAB 202 or equivalent
Enrollment Preferences: Arabic majors and anyone who has a level-appropriate knowledge of Arabic language.
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: The texts taught in this course will help students understand gender dynamics, power issues and economic crises as well as discursive power in the Maghrebi and Middle Eastern contexts. Additionally, the students will learn about the situation of women and children and understand how discourses of human rights and equality are affected by traditions, cultures, and different particularisms, which students are invited to deconstruct in their writing and discussions.

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