Arabic

Elementary Modern Arabic I

CAS LY 111 (4 credits)

The essentials of standard Arabic, the idiom used in public communications throughout the Arab world. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Elementary Modern Arabic II

CAS LY 112 (4 credits)

The essentials of standard Arabic, the idiom used in public communications throughout the Arab world. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Intensive First-year Arabic for Heritage Learners

CAS LY 139 (4 credits)

Intensive first-year Arabic for students already knowing the Arabic alphabet and possessing some colloquial Arabic conversation skills. Reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension. One semester covers all material taught in CAS LY 111 and LY 112. Cannot be taken for credit in addition to CAS LY 111 or LY 112.

Directed Study: Second-semester Modern Arabic

CAS LY 192 (Var credits)

Second-semester directed study in modern Arabic.

Second-Year Modern Arabic I

CAS LY 211 (4 credits)

Completes the process of presenting the basic structures of modern formal Arabic, concentrating on weak verb forms, more complicated sentence formation, and more sophisticated expression in speech and writing. Vocabulary expansion and better root-pattern identification skills are also stressed.

Second-Year Modern Arabic II

CAS LY 212 (4 credits)

Completes the process of presenting the basic structures of modern formal Arabic, concentrating on weak verb forms, more complicated sentence formation, and more sophisticated expression in speech and writing. Vocabulary expansion and better root-pattern identification skills are also stressed.

Levantine Arabic

CAS LY 214 (4 credits)

To enhance oral communicative ability in colloquial Levantine Arabic. Introduces vocabulary, grammatical features, and cultural skills essential for informal communication with speakers of Syrian, Lebanese, Palestinian, and Jordanian Arabic.

Contemporary Arab Literature: Subversion, Censorship, Exile (in English Translation)

CAS LY 281 (4 credits)

Subversion, censorship, and exile explored in contemporary Arabic texts. Focus on women's and émigrés' writings to demonstrate the dialectical relationships among the three themes. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

Qur'anic Negotiations: Contemporary Muslim Writers and the Holy Book (in English translation)

CAS LY 282 (4 credits)

Contemporary Muslim writers? responses to the Qur'an, especially their imitations of its rhetorical effects, and their use of the Holy Book to attack social and political ills. Writers include Mahfouz, Durrani, Nisrin, and Rushdie.

Contemporary Arab Women Writers (in English translation)

CAS LY 283 (4 credits)

Introduction to the literature of Arab feminism, highlighting important recent developments in women's self-expression. Themes include family ties, expressions of female sexuality, women and ethnicity, and writing in exile about Arab culture.

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