Arabic 300 - Advanced Arabic I

Advanced Arabic I

May George

M W F 9:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Smith College
Dewey 104
This course students achieve an advanced level of proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic with an exposure to one Arabic colloquial variety using the four-skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening) approach. Students read within a normal range of speed, listen to, discuss and respond in writing to authentic texts by writers from across the Arab world. Text types address a range of political, social, religious and literary themes and represent a range of genres, styles and periods. All of these texts may include hypothesis, argumentation and supported opinions that covers both linguistic and cultural knowledge. This course covers Al-Kitaab Book 3, units 1-5, in addition to extra instructional materials. Prerequisite: ARA 202, or the completion of Al-Kitaab Book 2, or equivalent. Students must be able to use formal spoken Arabic as the medium of communication in the classroom.
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.