Arabic (ARAB)

ARAB 11101     ELEMENTARY ARABIC I      4 Credit Hours

Students develop ability to communicate on familiar topics in culturally appropriate ways using Modern Standard Arabic and colloquialisms of at least one dialect. They learn grammatical structures and vocabulary to enable them to function in the Novice range and develop a few abilities in the Intermediate range.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 11102     ELEMENTARY ARABIC II      4 Credit Hours

Students develop ability to communicate on familiar topics in culturally appropriate ways using Modern Standard Arabic and colloquialisms of at least one dialect. They learn grammatical structures and vocabulary to enable them to function near the Intermediate range level.

Prerequisite: ARAB 11101.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 21201     INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I      3 Credit Hours

Development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Students accomplish real-world communicative tasks in culturally appropriate ways using Modern Standard Arabic and colloquialisms of at least one dialect. Students gain increased familiarity with products, practices, and perspectives of target culture(s). They learn grammatical structures and vocabulary to enable them to function near the Intermediate range level in a number of areas.

Prerequisite: ARAB 11102.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 21202     INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II      3 Credit Hours

Development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Students accomplish real-world communicative tasks in culturally appropriate ways using using Modern Standard Arabic and colloquialisms of at least one dialect. They learn additional grammatical structures and vocabulary to enable them to function consistently in the Intermediate range with emergent abilities in the Advanced level.

Prerequisite: ARAB 21201.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 30095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN ARABIC CULTURE AND LANGUAGE      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 9 credit hours)Special topics in Arabic civilization, culture or language.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 31301     ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I      3 Credit Hours

Continuation of the study of Modern Standard Arabic and colloquial Arabic in the context of Arab cultures. Further development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, using a variety of cultural materials.

Prerequisite: ARAB 21202.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 31302     ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II      3 Credit Hours

Developing skills of reading, writing, speaking and understanding, this course enhances students’ ability to express simple and compound sentences related to everyday activities; examine differences between present, past and future tenses; write assignments using a variety of writing techniques, i.e., describing geographical places, narrating an event, arguing against or for something, and reflecting on news reports; improve students understanding of the world around them using authentic materials on a variety of topics in Modern Standard Arabic; practice the use of grammatical structures and build new vocabulary related to Arab culture and social life in an attempt to improve students’ ability to understand texts and express their ideas at an advanced level.

Prerequisite: ARAB 31301.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 41096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a total of 6 credit hours) Individual study supervised by a faculty member on an approved topic dealing with Arabic language and-or culture.

Prerequisite: ARAB 21201.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

ARAB 41201     ADVANCED ARABIC I      3 Credit Hours

Continuation of ARAB 31302. Emphasis is on building active vocabulary for comprehension, reading authentic texts, writing of connected discourse and the development of higher levels of conversational proficiency.

Prerequisite: ARAB 31302 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 41202     ADVANCED ARABIC II      3 Credit Hours

Enhancing students’ ability to speak, understand and write analytically; refining students’ ability to use conjunctives and logical connectives at a higher level; understanding stylistic features such as tone, register, figures of speech (i.e., irony, metaphor, simile, alliteration, etc), phrase, clause, sentence and idiomatic structures; enhancing students’ ability to use appropriate techniques in descriptive, argumentative, expository writing.

Prerequisite: ARAB 41201 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 41301     ARABIC CULTURE      3 Credit Hours

Survey of the Arab world covering its geographical, ethnic, religious, and linguistic diversity and the roots of its current socio-cultural context.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 41302     BUSINESS ARABIC      3 Credit Hours

Study of the business protocol, language functions, texts and vocabulary associate with travel and business in the Arabic-speaking world.

Prerequisite: ARAB 31302.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 67010     PRACTICE OF ARABIC TRANSLATION      2 Credit Hours

Introductory course in which students translate a variety of non-specialized, non-fiction short texts in different domains, identify the most common semantic, syntactic, stylistic, cultural, and discourse-level problems encountered in translation, and apply appropriate cognitive strategies.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Corequisite: TRST 60010.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 67098     RESEARCH      1-15 Credit Hours

Research or individual investigation for Master's level graduate students. Credit earned may be applied towards degree requirements if department approves. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing

Schedule Type: Research

Contact Hours: 1-15 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 67240     LITERARY AND CULTURAL TRANSLATION      3 Credit Hours

Translation of documents from a variety of literary and cultural sources, including literature, expository and journalistic prose, speeches and essays in and from Arabic.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 67250     COMMERCIAL, LEGAL AND DIPLOMATIC TRANSLATION      3 Credit Hours

An introduction to methods and resources for the translation of commercial, economic, financial, legal, diplomatic and governmental documents.

Prerequisite: TRST 60010 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 67251     SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND MEDICAL TRANSLATION      3 Credit Hours

An introduction to methods and resources for the translation of scientific, technical, industrial and medical documents.

Prerequisite: TRST 60010 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 67979     TRANSLATION CASE STUDY      3 Credit Hours

Students are responsible for a major translation and a terminology glossary as well as a critical analysis of the source text, the problems encountered during the translation process and the strategies used to solve them.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-S/U-IP