ARAB 11101     ELEMENTARY ARABIC I      4 Credit Hours

Course is designed for learners with little or no previous knowledge of the Arabic language. It is based on the integration of learning outcomes across interpersonal, interpretive and presentational modes of communication. Students are introduced to the basics of the Arabic writing and sound systems. Students learn basic grammar, vocabulary and structures to enable them to meet functional performance goals at the elementary level to build a foundation for continued language learning. Students engage in real-world communicative tasks in culturally appropriate ways through Modern Standard Arabic and colloquialisms of at least one dialect.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 11102     ELEMENTARY ARABIC II      4 Credit Hours

Continuation of ARAB 11102. This course is based on the integration of learning outcomes across interpersonal, interpretive and presentational modes of communication. It reviews the basics of the Arabic writing and sound systems, focuses on extending students' knowledge of basic grammar, vocabulary and structures to enable them to meet functional performance goals at the elementary level, and develops the skills required for continued language learning. Students engage in real-world communicative tasks in culturally appropriate ways through Modern Standard Arabic and colloquialisms of at least one dialect.

Prerequisite: ARAB 11101.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 21201     INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I      3 Credit Hours

Continuation of ARAB 11102. This course is based on the integration of learning outcomes across interpersonal, interpretive and presentational modes of communication. It builds upon the concepts, themes, topics and subjects covered in the elementary levels. Course focuses on extending students' knowledge of basic grammar, vocabulary and structures to enable them to meet functional performance goals at the intermediate level, and develops the skills required for continued language learning. Students continue to engage in real-world communicative tasks in culturally appropriate ways through Modern Standard Arabic and colloquialisms of at least one dialect.

Prerequisite: ARAB 11102.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 21202     INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II      3 Credit Hours

A continuation of Intermediate Arabic I. This course is based on the integration of learning outcomes across interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes of communication. The course focuses on extending students' knowledge of basic grammar, vocabulary, and structures to enable them to meet functional performance goals at the intermediate level, and develops the skills required for continued language learning. Students continue to engage in real-world communicative tasks in culturally appropriate ways through Modern Standard Arabic and colloquialisms of at least one dialect.

Prerequisite: ARAB 21201.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 21401     ARAB CULTURES      3 Credit Hours

This course promotes an understanding of contemporary Arab cultures through conversations and discussions centered around the readings from the course textbook and other supplemental materials provided by the course instructor. Through discussion, other interactive course activities, and short assignments, students learn about the symbols, languages, values, norms, and artifacts that are part of Arab cultures. The course is taught in English and is open to students in all programs of study. No knowledge of the Arabic language is necessary.

Prerequisite: None.

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) 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 31311     ARABIC FOR WRITTEN COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

This course is based on the integration of learning outcomes across interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes of communication with a focus on developing reading and writing skills. Students engage in real-world communicative tasks in culturally appropriate ways through Modern Standard Arabic and colloquialisms of at least one dialect.

Prerequisite: ARAB 21202.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 31313     ARABIC FOR ORAL COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

This course is based on the integration of learning outcomes across interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes of communication with a focus on developing listening and speaking skills. Students engage in real-world communicative tasks in culturally appropriate ways through Modern Standard Arabic and colloquialisms of at least one dialect.

Prerequisite: ARAB 21202.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 37231     TRANSLATION PRACTICE: ARABIC      1 Credit Hour

Translation practice with Arabic texts using principles and techniques learned in the lecture class.

Prerequisite: ARAB 21202.

Corequisite: TRST 30230.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 37240     CONVERSATION FOR BUSINESS AND SPECIAL PURPOSES: ARABIC      3 Credit Hours

This course is based on the integration of learning outcomes across interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes of communication with a focus on developing listening and speaking skills in Arabic for business and other specialized contexts. Students engage in real-world communicative tasks in culturally appropriate ways through Modern Standard Arabic and colloquialisms of at least one dialect.

Prerequisite: ARAB 21202.

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 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 47230     ADVANCED TRANSLATION PRACTICE: ARABIC      3 Credit Hours

Theory and practice course that discusses translation theory and emphasizes Arabic-English translation of selected texts in business, technology, medicine and law.

Prerequisite: ARAB 37231.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 47240     BUSINESS AND SPECIAL TEXTS: ARABIC      3 Credit Hours

This course introduces the concept of language for special purposes and emphasizes special vocabulary in business and other related settings. Learners will build up competence and skills in written communication in business contexts. The course enhances understanding of cultural and ethical issues to identify, resolve and avoid miscommunication. Students learn how to work collaboratively and perform professionally.

Prerequisite: One upper-division ARAB 30000 level course.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 47343     ARABIC MEDIA AND CURRENT EVENTS      3 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to authentic texts and audiovisual materials from a wide variety of media sources. The course familiarizes students with different media genres. In this course, students develop linguistic, analytical, and bidirectional translation skills and expand their reading, writing, listening, and speaking proficiency. Students discuss, in Arabic, current events related to topics such as technology, politics, economics, terrorism, and the environment.

Prerequisite: One upper-division ARAB course (30000 or 40000 level).

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture, 0 lab, 0 other

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.

Pre/corequisite: TRST 60010.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 67091     SEMINAR IN ARABIC TRANSLATION      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit )An in-depth exploration of methods and resources for specialized translation projects currently of concern in the translation industry across the Arabic-speaking world. Topics may focus on various sub-domains including law, finance, medicine, technology, cybersecurity, media translation, subtitling, etc.

Prerequisite: ARAB 67010 and TRST 60010; and graduate studies.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 67098     RESEARCH      1-15 Credit Hours

Research or individual investigation for students to pursue an area of interest, with the guidance of a Kent State faculty member. Credit earned may be applied towards degree requirements with department approval.

Prerequisite: 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: ARAB 67010 and TRST 60010; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ARAB 67250     COMMERCIAL, LEGAL AND DIPLOMATIC TRANSLATION      3 Credit Hours

Translating a variety of commercial, financial and legal texts, with special emphasis on text-types most generally translated by professional translators; examining diplomatic texts to understand the language of diplomacy and find the best way to translate it into the target language. Texts subjected for translation from Arabic into English and English into Arabic include employment contracts, articles of incorporation, annual financial statements, diplomatic or official notes, presidential speeches,and international business articles.

Prerequisite: ARAB 67010 and 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

Introducing methods and resources for the translation of scientific, technical, industrial and medical documents; translating a variety of scientific and medical texts, with special emphasis on text-types most generally translated by professional translators.

Prerequisite: TRST 60001 and 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: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP