Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

ARA 130D • Arabic Across Disciplines

39860 • Azam, Hina
Meets M 3:00PM-4:00PM PHR 2.116 • Hybrid/Blended
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Arabic Grammar III

 

Course Description

This 1-hour course aims to maintain and enhance students’ understanding of Modern Standard Arabic (fuṣḥa) grammar, while also building vocabulary and improving reading/writing skills. Homework will include textbook readings, grammatical analysis, translation between English and Arabic, sentence composition, and glossary-building.  Assessments will include weekly quizzes.

Major grammatical topics *reviewed* in this course are the following: sentence structure, nouns and cases, plural forms, attached/detached pronouns, demonstrative pronouns, idafa, verb moods (indicative, subjunctive, jussive, imperative), past and present tense verbs, and how to use the Hans Wehr dictionary.

Major grammatical topics *introduced* in this course are the following: forms I-XV of triliteral verbs, doubled verbs, hamza-verbs, weak and hollow verbs. Several minor topics will be covered as well.

Prerequisites for this course are completion of 3rd semester Arabic or equivalent. The term will begin with a multi-week review period and testing on grammatical concepts and vocabulary from Arabic Grammar I and II. Students who enroll in this course without having taken Arabic Grammar I and II are strongly encouraged to begin study of those chapters prior to the start of the term.

This course is open to graduate student auditors, with permission of instructor.

Course Materials

• Select chapters from J. A. Haywood and H. M. Nahmad, A New Arabic Grammar of the Written Language. Serious students of Arabic are encouraged to purchase this textbook, if possible, although excerpts for this course will be available on Canvas.

• The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, ed. J. M. Cowan, any edition (including online or electronic formats). This dictionary is required for class, as it is arranged by root. Online translators are not acceptable.

Grading Rubric

Attendance                                                      = 12%

Weekly Submitted Homework (11 x 3%)            = 33%

Glossary-Building                                             = 10%

Review Tests (2 x 6%)                                      = 12%

Quizzes (11 x 3%)                                            = 33%


ARA 360E • Contemp World Challenges-Wb

39874 • Al-Shalchi, Olla
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM • Internet
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This advanced-level Arabic course explores recent contemporary world issues that are affecting people all around the world. In this course, we will be using short documentary films that shed light on some of these topics such as women’s rights, human rights, education and lack of education in different parts of the world, poverty, and cultural and religious conflicts. Each topic will be studied and critical discussions will take place entirely in Arabic with the aim of helping students achieve advanced-level proficiency in the language while working towards superior proficiency. The source material, which will mainly involve short films, will help students develop the ability to understand stories, anecdotes, and descriptions of narratives in Arabic. Students will also be required to choose a topic of their own, which they will have to research and find sources entirely in Arabic. By the end of the course, students will be able to speak about different contemporary issues in paragraph form while working on their lexical and structural discourse. When possible, Skype interviews and/or visits from scholars will be included in the class.


ARA 360L • Modern Arab Cultures-Wb

39873 • Housen, Ghada
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM • Internet
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ARA 381H • Intnsv Grd Lang Instrn I-Wb

39875 • Alhomsi, Riyad
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM • Internet
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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

39895 • Lin, Cheng
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM • Internet
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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 • Alhomsi, Riyad
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM • Internet
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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 381K • Intnsv Grad Lang Instrn III-Wb

39910 • Barakat, Reema
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM • Internet
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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 • Intnsv Grad Lang Instrn III-Wb

39915 • Barakat, Reema
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM • Internet
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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 381M • Intnsv Grad Lang Instrn V-Wb

39935 • Housen, Ghada
Meets MF 12:00PM-1:00PM • Internet
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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 381M • Intnsv Grad Lang Instrn V-Wb

39930 • Al-Shalchi, Olla
Meets MF 9:00AM-10:00AM • Internet
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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-Wb

39870 • Housen, Ghada
Meets MF 12:00PM-1:00PM • Internet
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This course is the fifth semester of intensive Arabic language instruction and is not open to native speakers of Arabic.


ARA 531K • Intensive Arabic V-Wb

39865 • Al-Shalchi, Olla
Meets MF 9:00AM-10:00AM • Internet
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This course is the fifth semester of intensive Arabic language instruction and is not open to native speakers of Arabic.


ARA 601C • Intensive Arabic I-Wb

39815 • Shuffield, Garrett
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM • Internet
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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-Wb

39820 • Mohammad, Mohammad
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM • Internet
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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-Wb

39825 • Lin, Cheng
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM • Internet
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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-Wb

39830 • Lin, Cheng
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM • Internet
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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-Wb

39805 • Alhomsi, Riyad
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM • Internet
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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-Wb

39810 • Alhomsi, Riyad
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM • Internet
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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 621K • Intensive Arabic III-Wb

39840 • Barakat, Reema
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM • Internet
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This course is the third semester of intensive Arabic language instruction and is not open to native speakers of Arabic.


ARA 621K • Intensive Arabic III-Wb

39845 • Barakat, Reema
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM • Internet
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This course is the third semester of intensive Arabic language instruction and is not open to native speakers of Arabic.


ARA 621K • Intensive Arabic III-Wb

39850 • Cooley, Claire
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM • Internet
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This course is the third semester of intensive Arabic language instruction and is not open to native speakers of Arabic.


ARA 621K • Intensive Arabic III-Wb

39855 • Cooley, Claire
Meets MWF 3:00PM-4:00PM • Internet
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This course is the third semester of intensive Arabic language instruction and is not open to native speakers of Arabic.




Graduate course numbers: 380 to 398

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