Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program
Advanced Arabic I
Course Description:
Advanced Arabic is intended for students who are committed to mastering the Arabic language. It aims at providing students with a firm foundation in Arabic language and culture for students in both the Modern and Classical fields. It strives for a balanced approach to the full range of language skills: reading, writing, speaking and oral comprehension. Special attention is given to consolidating students’ mastery of syntax and morphology with a view to developing accuracy in reading, translation, expression and comprehension, and expanding vocabulary. The course combines modern materials on a range of subjects with an introduction to selected classical Arabic and Islamic texts.

Prerequisite:
Intermediate Arabic (A250/650) or Intensive Quranic Arabic (N182/N502) or through NELC placement test.

Requirements:
Attendance and participation; written and oral homework; written and oral quizzes; midterm and final examinations.

Required Texts:
Brustad, Kristen, Al-Batal, Mahmoud, and Al-Tonsi, Abbas. Al-kitaab fii Ta'allum Al-'Arabiyya (Book Three).