Near Eastern Languages and Cultures | Multimedia Arabic
N555 | 26536 | Al-Ani


This course is intended to provide training in the idiom of modern
literary Arabic as found in printed and non-printed media Arabic.
The textbook, Readers in International Affairs - Advanced Arabic,
will enable students to read Arabic newspapers with accuracy.

Materials will be selected from leading newspapers and magazines
from the Arab World. Selections of videotapes, television newscasts,
documentaries, and a variety of current political, educational, and
cultural topics will be made available. Also selections from the
Arabic DISH Network, which runs on several channels, will be
videotaped and utilized. This program contains materials from
several Arab countries. There is also a vast array of websites on
the Internet that pertain to Arabic and other related topics that
students will find of interest, such as several varieties of Arabic
newspapers and radio broadcasts.

Required Texts

* Gerald E. Lampe and Samia S. Montasser, Readers in International
Affairs, (Washington, D.C.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998)
* Selections from current Arabic newspapers and magazines that are
available at the Indiana University Main Library
* Presentations of selected video tapes and cassette recordings.
These include films, documentaries, and other videos on Arabic
culture
* Hans Wehr, Arabic - English Dictionary
* Al-Mawrid: A Modern English - Arabic Dictionary