|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.