ARBC 3402

Advanced Arabic I

Students accepted at this level are expected to have mastered language mechanics and possess the high intermediate level of proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic. The course is designed to enable students to attain solid, advanced level proficiency or higher in the various language skills. Readings at this level are extensive and varied in terms of genres and academic interests. They consist exclusively of authentic materials on various contemporary and classical topics in language, literature, and the social sciences. Chapters from books, novels, and lengthy articles form the backbone of this course. Students analyze the stylistic features of different genres and texts. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the nuances of the language and the use of idiomatic expressions and rhetorical devices. Home assignments are varied and typically consist of attending or watching a recording of a lecture, reading a chapter from a book and making an oral presentation in class based on that reading, engaging in a panel discussion with other classmates and one or more of the other instructors in the School, or watching a live TV broadcast (via satellite) of a cultural, historical, political, or religious nature. At the advanced level, students also study the basic structures and phonological system of one of the major colloquial dialects. Students are encouraged to adopt the same linguistic medium that intellectual and educated native speakers of Arabic adopt in their conversations on academic topics. The study of the dialect is uniquely integrated into the general curriculum emphasizing the linguistic realities in the Arab World. Work outside of class requires between four to five hours a day. (4 units)

Required Texts:
/Media Arabic/, by Elgibali et al, AUC Press, 2014. ISBN 9789774166525

The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, Spoken Languages Services.

A variety of additional texts selected by the instructors, including novels, short stories, poetry, and nonfiction.
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Summer 2017 Language Schools, Mills 8 Week Session

ARBC3402A-L17 Lecture (Habib, Mubaidin)
ARBC3402B-L17 Lecture (Haji Ibrahim, Shahda)

Summer 2016 Language Schools, Mills 8 Week Session

ARBC3402A-L16 Lecture (Said Ramadan, Faiza)
ARBC3402B-L16 Lecture

Summer 2015 Language Schools, Mills 8 Week Session

ARBC3402A-L15 Lecture (Mubaidin, Habib)
ARBC3402B-L15 Lecture (El-Genidy, El Idrissi)

Summer 2014 Language Schools, Mills 8 Week Session

ARBC3402A-L14 Lecture (El-Genidy, Al-Shamrani)

Summer 2013, Mills 8 Week Session

ARBC3402A-L13 Lecture (Youssef, El-Genidy)

Summer 2012, Mills 8 Week Session

ARBC3402A-L12 Lecture (El-Araby, Abdel Aleem)
ARBC3402B-L12 Lecture (Saleh, Said Ramadan)

Summer 2011, Mills 8 Week Session

ARBC3402A-L11 Lecture (Habib, Nahla)

Summer 2010, Mills 9 Week Session

ARBC3402A-L10 Lecture (Nahla, Habib)

Summer 2009, Mills 9 Week Session

ARBC3402A-L09 Lecture (Nahla, Habib)

Summer 2008

ARBC3402A-L08 Lecture (Karout, Habib)

Summer 2007

ARBC3402A-L07 Lecture (Karout, Habib)

Summer 2006

ARBC3402A-L06 Lecture (Karout, Esmail)
ARBC3402B-L06 Lecture

Summer 2005

ARBC3402A-L05 Lecture
ARBC3402B-L05 Lecture

Summer 2004

ARBC3402A-L04 Lecture (Karout, Saker)
ARBC3402B-L04 Lecture (Karout, Saker)