Arabic (ARABIC)

Courses

ARABIC 1A Elementary Arabic 5 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course emphasizes the functional usage of Arabic in the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Authentic audio, video, and reading materials are presented from the beginning, and students are encouraged to be creative with the language in and out of class.

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ARABIC 1B Elementary Arabic 5 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course emphasizes the functional usage of Arabic in the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Authentic audio, video, and reading materials are presented from the beginning, and students are encouraged to be creative with the language in and out of class.

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ARABIC 11 Arabic for Reading Knowledge 4 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Summer 2003 10 Week Session
The course is designed to guide students through Arabic grammar with a systematic treatment of the subject and the use of classical Arabic texts.

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ARABIC 15 Spoken Arabic 6 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Summer 2003 10 Week Session, Summer 1997 10 Week Session
Practice in speaking an Arabic dialect.

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ARABIC 15B Spoken Arabic 3 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Spring 2009, Spring 2003
Practice in speaking an Arabic dialect.

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ARABIC 20A Intermediate Arabic 5 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course is proficiency oriented. Authentic reading in modern standard and classical Arabic and the understanding and application of grammatical and stylistic rules are emphasized. Students deliver oral presentations and write academic papers in Arabic.

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ARABIC 20B Intermediate Arabic 5 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course is proficiency oriented. Authentic reading in modern standard and classical Arabic and the understanding and application of grammatical and stylistic rules are emphasized. Students deliver oral presentations and write academic papers in Arabic.

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ARABIC 30 Intermediate Arabic 10 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 8 Week Session
This course is equivalent to a full year of intermediate level Arabic. It will deepen skills in speaking, comprehending, reading, and writing Modern Standard Arabic.

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ARABIC 50 Advanced Arabic 10 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Summer 1997 10 Week Session, Summer 1995 10 Week Session
This course will include grammatical and stylistic analysis of Arabic texts from both the classical and the modern periods. Class will be conducted entirely in Arabic.

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ARABIC 100A Advanced Arabic 3 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Intensive reading and analysis of texts of different genres. Guest lectures, films, documentaries, oral presentations, research papers. Formal and informal styles of writing and correspondence. Extensive vocabulary building.

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ARABIC 100B Advanced Arabic 3 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Intensive reading and analysis of texts of different genres. Guest lectures, films, documentaries, oral presentations, research papers. Formal and informal styles of writing and correspondence. Extensive vocabulary building.

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ARABIC 104A Modern Arabic Prose 3 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course is designed for students who wish to concentrate on contemporary prose. Reading and analysis of modern Arabic fiction, including short stories, drama, the novel, and expository prose.

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ARABIC 104B Classical Arabic Prose 3 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2009
This course is designed for students who wish to concentrate on Arabic of the classical periods of Arab and Islamic civilization. Reading and analysis of literary texts of various genres, including essays, biography, and travel literature.

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ARABIC 105A Modern Arabic Poetry 3 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Fall 2017
Readings and analysis of 20th-century Arabic poetry.

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ARABIC 105B Classical Arabic Poetry 3 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Fall 2008, Fall 2006, Fall 2000
Readings and analysis of poetry from the pre-Islamic through the classical periods.

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ARABIC 107 Arabic Historical and Geographical Texts 3 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Readings from the classical historians and geographers and from contemporary scholarship. Development of historiography.

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ARABIC 108 Islamic Religious and Philosophical Texts in Arabic 3 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Readings in the basic texts of Islam (Qur'an, Huran, Hadith, Sira, commentary) and in theological, mystical, and philosophical texts.

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ARABIC 111A Survey of Arabic Literature (in Arabic) 3 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
This course is designed primarily for majors and prospective majors in Arabic studies. The Classical Periods: A literary-historical survey of Arabic literature from pre-Islamic times to the middle of the thirteenth century, with emphasis on the more important achievements of major Arab authors.

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ARABIC 111B Survey of Arabic Literature (in Arabic) 3 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
This course is designed primarily for majors and prospective majors in Arabic studies. The Post-Abbasid and Modern Periods: A literary-historical survey of Arabic literature from the middle of the thirteenth century to the present.

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ARABIC H195 Senior Honors 2 - 4 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Directed study centered upon preparation of an honors thesis.

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ARABIC 198 Directed Group Study for Upper Division Students 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
Instruction in areas not covered by regularly scheduled courses.

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ARABIC 199 Supervised Independent Study and Research 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Enrollment restrictions apply; see the Introduction to Courses and Curricula section of this catalog.

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ARABIC 200 Arabic Grammatical Tradition 3 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Study of selected grammatical phenomena of Arabic based on readings from the classical Arabic grammarians, on the modern study of linguistics in the Arab world, and on the Western grammatical tradition.

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ARABIC 202 History of Arabic 3 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
The history of Arabic from its Semitic antecedents through the formation of the modern dialects.

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ARABIC 212 Topics in Modern Arabic Literature: Poetry 3 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Spring 2009
Intensive study of modern poetry in relation to the cultural tradition.

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ARABIC 220 Seminar in Classical Arabic Literature 3 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
A close reading and careful literary analysis of significant authors and specific topics in Classical Arabic prose or poetry or both.

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ARABIC 245 Seminar: Modernist Arabic Poetics 3 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Fall 2009, Spring 2006, Spring 2004
This course examines the origins, status, and function of literary theory in the making of modern Arabic literature. Questions of cultural influence, literary genres, forms, modes, and techniques of representation are all central to the interests of this course.

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ARABIC 298 Seminar 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Near Eastern Studies
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Special topics in Arabic. Topics vary and are announced at the beginning of each semester.

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