Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program
Arabic Composition
Course Description:
This course is designed to focus on instruction and practice in writing and reading Arabic. It is intended to develop a skill in writing correct Arabic sentences, paragraphs and themes related to a variety of subjects. The textbook, Advanced Arabic Composition, presents a wide range of lessons from short stories, plays, and letter writing to other related topics. Each lesson in the textbook is organized to cover a different subject related to Arabic culture and is followed by a list of vocabulary and idiomatic phrases with their English equivalents together with a list of topics to be discussed for possible composition themes. It is expected that by the end of the course, students will be able to write a composition theme, in Arabic, of about 300 to 400 words. This course is ideally suited for students who have completed or are presently enrolled in intermediate or advanced Arabic.

Midterm and Final Exams are required.

Prerequisites:
A100 & A150 or consent of instructor.

Required Textbook:
Advanced Arabic Composition by Raji M. Rammuny.

Required Dictionaries:
Arabic-English Dictionary by Hans Wehr
Al-Mawrid: A Modern English-Arabic Dictionary by Munir Ba’albaki