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Arabic – Courses

  • Lecturer: Russell J. Hopley

1101 {101} c. Elementary Arabic I. Fall 2013. Russell Hopley.

An introductory course that presumes no previous knowledge of Arabic. Students begin to acquire an integrated command of speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills in Modern Standard Arabic. Some exposure to Egyptian Colloquial Arabic as well. Class sessions conducted primarily in Arabic.

1102 {102} c. Elementary Arabic II. Spring 2014. Russell Hopley.

A continuation of Elementary Arabic I, focuses on further developing students’ skills in speaking, listening, comprehending, writing, and reading Modern Standard Arabic.

Prerequisite: Arabic 1101 {101}.

2203 {203} c. Intermediate Arabic I. Fall 2013. Russell Hopley.

A continuation of first-year Arabic, aiming to enhance proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing through the study of more elaborate grammar structures and exposure to more sophisticated, authentic texts.

Prerequisite: Arabic 1102 {102}.

2204 {204} c. Intermediate Arabic II. Spring 2014. Russell Hopley.

A continuation of Intermediate Arabic I; provides students with a more in-depth understanding of Modern Standard Arabic. Aims to enhance proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing through the study of more elaborate grammatical structures and sophisticated, authentic texts. Textbook material supplemented by readings from the Qur’an, the hadith, and early Arabic poetry.

Prerequisite: Arabic 2203 {203}.

2970–2973 {291–294} c. Intermediate Independent Study in Arabic.

2999 {299} c. Intermediate Collaborative Study in Arabic.

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