Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

ARA 360L • Ara Readings Classcl Isl Txts

41155 • Ayoub, Samy
Meets MW 3:00PM-4:30PM CAL 200
(also listed as ARA 387)
show description

This seminar provides an opportunity to directly engage the language of the Qur?a?n and to explore the political, philosophical, and theological writings of some of the key thinkers of classical and modern lslam. This course will involve a weekly Qur?a?nic memorization and reading assignment. A good knowledge of Arabic is required to maximize the learning in this course. The discussions in this course will be conducted in Arabic. The course covers most of the sub-genres of the field of Islamic studies such as Qur?a?n, h?adi?th, tafsi?r, fiqh, kala?m, falsafa, tas?awwuf, tari?kh, and siya?sa. 


ARA 360L • Arabic Voices Poetry To Rap

41164 • El-Ariss, Tarek
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM CAL 422
show description

Poetry is associated with the rise of Arabic literature and language. Pre-Islamic and Abbasid odes are traditionally viewed as the purest expressions of the Arab cultural ethos. Some considered the Quran itself poetry when it was first revealed. This poetic tradition went through various transformation with modernist aesthetics in the 1950s and 1960s, and anti-colonial and anti-authoritarian struggles throughout the 20th and into the 21st century. In this course, we will focus on contemporary poetry, specifically examining popular poetry, graphic poetry, rap, slam, hip-hop, and twitter as a poetic genre. We will investigate crossings between contemporary and classical forms, but also crossings between Arabic and non-Arabic genres. We will analyze new poetic forms expressed in a variety of dialectics and cultural contexts, addressing the role of music, digital technology, and political developments in shaping new poetry. We will examine the importance of a new media culture with such TV Shows as Sha‘ir al-Million (Million’s poet) in popularizing new trends and reviving old ones. We will read works by Ahmad Fuad Najm, Mahmoud Darwish, and Walid Taher, and watch performances by Omar Offendum, DAM, Katibeh Khamseh, El-Rass, Sultana, and Tuffar. Conducted in Arabic, the students will be exposed to various texts in MSA and dialects from across the Arab world.


ARA 531K • Intensive Arabic V

41145 • Al-Batal, Mahmoud
Meets MF 9:00AM-10:00AM MEZ 1.202
(also listed as ARA 381M)
show description

This course is the fifth semester of intensive Arabic language instruction and is not open to native speakers of Arabic.

Texts

Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi:  Al-Kitaab fi Ta'allum al-Arabiyya Part Two with DVDs 

Grading

To be provided by instructor.


ARA 531K • Intensive Arabic V

41150 • Al-Batal, Mahmoud
Meets MF 12:00PM-1:00PM MEZ 2.124
(also listed as ARA 381M)
show description

This course is the fifth semester of intensive Arabic language instruction and is not open to native speakers of Arabic.

Texts

Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi:  Al-Kitaab fi Ta'allum al-Arabiyya Part Two with DVDs 

Grading

To be provided by instructor.


ARA 601C • Intensive Arabic I

41085 • Al-Shalchi, Olla
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM MEZ 1.212
show description

This course is the first semester of intensive Arabic language instruction. Not open to native speakers of Arabic. Heritage speakers of Arabic and students who have studied Arabic before must contact the language placement coordinator for a placement test before beginning this course.

Texts

Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi: Alif Baa:  Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds 3rd edition

Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi: Al-Kitaab fi Ta'allum al-Arabiyya: Part One with DVDs 3rd edition

alkitaabtextbook.com student access key 

Available at Austin TXbooks (Beat the Bookstore) at 2116 Guadalupe St.

Grading

To be provided by instructor. 


ARA 601C • Intensive Arabic I

41090 • Al-Shalchi, Olla
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.102
show description

This course is the first semester of intensive Arabic language instruction. Not open to native speakers of Arabic. Heritage speakers of Arabic and students who have studied Arabic before must contact the language placement coordinator for a placement test before beginning this course.

Texts

Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi: Alif Baa:  Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds 3rd edition

Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi: Al-Kitaab fi Ta'allum al-Arabiyya: Part One with DVDs 3rd edition

alkitaabtextbook.com student access key 

Available at Austin TXbooks (Beat the Bookstore) at 2116 Guadalupe St.

Grading

To be provided by instructor. 


ARA 601C • Intensive Arabic I

41095 • Mohammad, Mohammad
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 1.210
show description

This course is the first semester of intensive Arabic language instruction. Not open to native speakers of Arabic. Heritage speakers of Arabic and students who have studied Arabic before must contact the language placement coordinator for a placement test before beginning this course.

Texts

Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi: Alif Baa:  Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds 3rd edition

Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi: Al-Kitaab fi Ta'allum al-Arabiyya: Part One with DVDs 3rd edition

alkitaabtextbook.com student access key 

Available at Austin TXbooks (Beat the Bookstore) at 2116 Guadalupe St.

Grading

To be provided by instructor. 


ARA 601C • Intensive Arabic I

41100 • Hamarneh, Rama
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM MEZ 1.102
show description

This course is the first semester of intensive Arabic language instruction. Not open to native speakers of Arabic. Heritage speakers of Arabic and students who have studied Arabic before must contact the language placement coordinator for a placement test before beginning this course.

Texts

Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi: Alif Baa:  Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds 3rd edition

Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi: Al-Kitaab fi Ta'allum al-Arabiyya: Part One with DVDs 3rd edition

alkitaabtextbook.com student access key 

Available at Austin TXbooks (Beat the Bookstore) at 2116 Guadalupe St.

Grading

To be provided by instructor. 


ARA 601C • Intensive Arabic I

41109 • Sokhey, Navdeep
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM CAL 422
show description

This course is the first semester of intensive Arabic language instruction. Not open to native speakers of Arabic. Heritage speakers of Arabic and students who have studied Arabic before must contact the language placement coordinator for a placement test before beginning this course.

Texts

Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi: Alif Baa:  Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds 3rd edition

Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi: Al-Kitaab fi Ta'allum al-Arabiyya: Part One with DVDs 3rd edition

alkitaabtextbook.com student access key 

Available at Austin TXbooks (Beat the Bookstore) at 2116 Guadalupe St.

Grading

To be provided by instructor. 


ARA 601C • Intensive Arabic I

41105 • Mendoza, Michael
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 2.122
show description

This course is the first semester of intensive Arabic language instruction. Not open to native speakers of Arabic. Heritage speakers of Arabic and students who have studied Arabic before must contact the language placement coordinator for a placement test before beginning this course.

Texts

Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi: Alif Baa:  Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds 3rd edition

Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi: Al-Kitaab fi Ta'allum al-Arabiyya: Part One with DVDs 3rd edition

alkitaabtextbook.com student access key 

Available at Austin TXbooks (Beat the Bookstore) at 2116 Guadalupe St.

Grading

To be provided by instructor. 


ARA 601C • Intensive Arabic I

41108 • Mendoza, Michael
Meets MWF 3:00PM-4:00PM MEZ B0.302
show description

This course is the first semester of intensive Arabic language instruction. Not open to native speakers of Arabic. Heritage speakers of Arabic and students who have studied Arabic before must contact the language placement coordinator for a placement test before beginning this course.

Texts

Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi: Alif Baa:  Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds 3rd edition

Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi: Al-Kitaab fi Ta'allum al-Arabiyya: Part One with DVDs 3rd edition

alkitaabtextbook.com student access key 

Available at Austin TXbooks (Beat the Bookstore) at 2116 Guadalupe St.

Grading

To be provided by instructor. 


ARA 621K • Intensive Arabic III

41120 • Schroepfer, Jason
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 1.216
show description

This course is the third semester of intensive Arabic language instruction and is not open to native speakers of Arabic.

Texts

Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi:  Al-Kitaab fi Ta'allum al-Arabiyya Part One with DVDs

Grading

To be provided by instructor. 


ARA 621K • Intensive Arabic III

41110 • Housen, Ghada
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.216
show description

This course is the third semester of intensive Arabic language instruction and is not open to native speakers of Arabic.

Texts

Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi:  Al-Kitaab fi Ta'allum al-Arabiyya Part One with DVDs

Grading

To be provided by instructor. 


ARA 621K • Intensive Arabic III

41115 • Housen, Ghada
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM BEN 1.126
show description

This course is the third semester of intensive Arabic language instruction and is not open to native speakers of Arabic.

Texts

Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi:  Al-Kitaab fi Ta'allum al-Arabiyya Part One with DVDs

Grading

To be provided by instructor. 



  •   Map
  • Middle Eastern Studies

    The University of Texas at Austin
    204 W 21st Street Stop F9400
    Calhoun Hall (CAL) 528
    Austin, TX 78712
    +1-512-471-3881