Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Riyad Alhomsi


LecturerPhD, University of Arizona

Courses


ARA 381K • Intensv Grad Lang Instruc III

41465 • Fall 2021
Meets F 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 1.206
Hybrid/Blended
(also listed as ARA 621K)

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 381K • Intensv Grad Lang Instruc III

41470 • Fall 2021
Meets F 3:00PM-4:00PM MEZ 2.124
Hybrid/Blended
(also listed as ARA 621K)

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 360L • Arabs And Modernity-Wb

41160 • Spring 2021
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM
Internet; Synchronous
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ARA 381L • Intnsv Grd Lang Instrctn IV-Wb

41205 • Spring 2021
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM
Internet; Synchronous
(also listed as ARA 621L)

This course continues the work in ARA 601C, 611C and 621K in pushing students towards proficiency in reading, speaking, writing, listening, and culture. It introduces students to various topics in Arab culture and thought in order to expand language skills, advance vocabulary acquisition, and build toward Intermediate High proficiency in all skills. Coursework thus focuses on helping students master and activate large amounts of vocabulary and utilize the root and pattern system as a comprehension and learning tool. We continue to develop reading and listening strategies that enable students to comprehend main ideas in authentic texts. Communicative skills continue to remain a priority, and include work in colloquial Arabic. Preparation for class and active, cooperative participation in small group activities remain essential components of the course. Students should expect to spend two to three hours daily on homework and class preparation. Requirements also include occasional presentations, exams, and weekly writing activities. Not open to native speakers of Arabic. 

Grading Policy

To be provided by instructor.

Texts

Al-Kitaab fi Ta'allum al-Arabiyya Part II.

ARA 381H • Intnsv Grd Lang Instrn I-Wb

39875 • Fall 2020
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM
Internet; Synchronous
(also listed as ARA 601C)

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 381H • Intnsv Grd Lang Instrn I-Wb

39880 • Fall 2020
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM
Internet; Synchronous
(also listed as ARA 601C)

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 611C • Intensive Arabic II

40450 • Spring 2020
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM PAR 204

This course builds communicative skills in formal and colloquial Arabic as well as Arab culture through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities in and outside of class. The course focuses on Intermediate level tasks and topics, which involve daily life, as well as developing efficient reading strategies and listening skills. At the end of the semester students should expect to have reached Intermediate proficiency, to be able to communicate with others about daily life topics and understand simple texts on familiar topics, and to have an active vocabulary of approximately 600 words. In addition to daily reading, listening, and writing homework, the course requires participation in group work in class, presentations, quizzes, and tests. Students should expect to spend at least two hours of homework daily. Requirements also include active participation in group work during class, and occasional presentations, quizzes, and tests. Not open to native speakers of Arabic.

Grading:

To be provided by instructor.

Texts:

Al-Kitaab fi Ta'allum al-Arabiyya I, Dictionary of Modern Arabic, Wehr/Cowan

Course Meeting Times:

This course meets M-F. Please check the online course schedule for the TTH meeting times.

ARA 611C • Intensive Arabic II

40455 • Spring 2020
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 1.202

This course builds communicative skills in formal and colloquial Arabic as well as Arab culture through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities in and outside of class. The course focuses on Intermediate level tasks and topics, which involve daily life, as well as developing efficient reading strategies and listening skills. At the end of the semester students should expect to have reached Intermediate proficiency, to be able to communicate with others about daily life topics and understand simple texts on familiar topics, and to have an active vocabulary of approximately 600 words. In addition to daily reading, listening, and writing homework, the course requires participation in group work in class, presentations, quizzes, and tests. Students should expect to spend at least two hours of homework daily. Requirements also include active participation in group work during class, and occasional presentations, quizzes, and tests. Not open to native speakers of Arabic.

Grading:

To be provided by instructor.

Texts:

Al-Kitaab fi Ta'allum al-Arabiyya I, Dictionary of Modern Arabic, Wehr/Cowan

Course Meeting Times:

This course meets M-F. Please check the online course schedule for the TTH meeting times.

ARA 601C • Intensive Arabic I

40090 • Fall 2019
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM BEN 1.122

Dialect: Levantine

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.

ARA 601C • Intensive Arabic I

40100 • Fall 2019
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM JES A203A

Dialect: Egyptian

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.

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