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ARBC0103A-S14

CRN: 20370

Beginning Arabic III

Beginning Arabic III
This course is a continuation of ARBC 0102. 6 hrs. lect/disc (ARBC 0102 or equivalent)

ARBC0103B-S14

CRN: 20710

Beginning Arabic III

Beginning Arabic III
This course is a continuation of ARBC 0102. 6 hrs. lect/disc (ARBC 0102 or equivalent)

ARBC0202A-S14

CRN: 20636

Intermediate Arabic II

Intermediate Arabic II
This course is a continuation of Arabic 0201. Fifth in a series of courses that develop reading, speaking, listening, writing, and cultural skills in Arabic. This course stresses communication in formal and spoken Arabic. (ARBC 0201 or equivalent). 6 hrs. lect/disc

ARBC0210A-S14

Cross-Listed As:
CMLT0210A-S14

CRN: 22240

Arabia: A Literary Approach

Arabia: A Literary Approach (in English)
In this course we will examine the Arabian Peninsula as a literary topos that has beguiled representation in both Eastern and Western literature. Whether it is depicted as a glittering spectacle of petro-dollars, the haunt of Bedouin tribesmen or as a sacred focal point, Arabia is an open canvas on which successive societies have sketched their anxieties and aspirations Simultaneously, Arabia has its own rich legacy of self-representation that has been shaped by its harsh environment and unique resources. We will sift through these representations in texts that range among pre-Islamic poetry, the accounts of foreign explorers, novels by modern Arab authors, and contemporary Bedouin oral poetry. All readings will be in English and no previous knowledge of Arabic is required. 3 hrs. sem.

ARBC0225A-S14

Cross-Listed As:
LNGT0225A-S14

CRN: 22042

Arabic Linguistics

Introduction to Arabic Linguistics
In this course we will focus on the study of Arabic as a “language system" in terms of the frameworks and tools of modern linguistic analysis. Topics covered include the sound system (phonology), word structure (morphology), phrase and sentence structure (syntax), meaning at the word and sentential level (semantics), as well as the history of Arabic and the Arabic grammatical tradition. We will give equal attention to the study of the linguistic features of both Standard Arabic and the modern Arabic dialects of today. Readings will be drawn from a variety of sources, including descriptive grammars and modern linguistic analyses. (ARBC 0101 or by approval) 3 hrs lect/disc.

ARBC0302A-S14

CRN: 20715

Advanced Arabic II

Advanced Arabic II
This course is a continuation of Arabic 0301. It aims to help students reach an advanced level of proficiency in reading, speaking, and writing Arabic, as well as to develop further an understanding of Arab culture. Readings include articles on cultural, social, historical, political, and literary topics. Course will be conducted entirely in Arabic. (ARBC 0301 or equivalent) 3 hrs. lect/disc.

ARBC0431A-S14

CRN: 22295

Environmental Middle East

The Environmental Middle East: Forests, Rivers, and Peoples
In this course we will examine the environmental history of the Middle East and contemporary conservation practices in this region, focusing on four environmental case-studies: a contemporary conservation project in Lebanon, the Ghuta Forest of Damascus, the GAP dam project in Syria, and the marshes of Southern Iraq. We will consider these sites of contested power relations, cultural practice, and memory through the lenses of political and environmental essays, academic critiques, policy papers, historical documents, current media, and literary works. The objectives of this course: to provide students with a solid grasp of contemporary Middle Eastern environmental history, to address the key elements of cultural practice in each geographic area, and to achieve advanced proficiency in Arabic, including a mastery of environmental terminology. (ARBC 0302 or equivalent) 3 hrs. sem.

ARBC0500A-S14

CRN: 20640

Arabic Independent Project

Arabic Independent Project
(Approval Required)

ARBC0500C-S14

CRN: 20956

Arabic Independent Project

Arabic Independent Project
(Approval Required)

ARBC0500D-S14

CRN: 21051

Arabic Independent Project

Arabic Independent Project
(Approval Required)

ARBC0701A-S14

CRN: 22259

Senior Thesis

Senior Thesis
Approval required.

ARBC0701C-S14

CRN: 22261

Senior Thesis

Senior Thesis
Approval required.

ARBC0701D-S14

CRN: 22262

Senior Thesis

Senior Thesis
Approval required.