Lower Division (100-200 level)

 ARB 100                Elementary Arabic Discussion
Corequisite: ARB 101 or ARB 102; Typically Offered:

 

ARB 101                  Elementary Arabic I
Fundamental grammatical principles; drill in pronunciation; simple reading and translation. Closed to native speakers.

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer. 

 

ARB 102                  Elementary Arabic II
Reading and translation; oral and written exercises. Closed to native speakers.

Prerequisite: ARB 101 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Spring.

 

ARB 201                  Intermediate Arabic I
Continuation of ARB 102. Reading and translation; oral and written exercises. Closed to native speakers.

Prerequisite: ARB 102 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Fall.

 

ARB 202                  Intermediate Arabic II
Continuation of Arabic 201. Readings designed to integrate listening comprehension, speaking, reading, writing skills. Discussion of Arab society, history and culture. Closed to native speakers.

Prerequisite: ARB 201 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Spring.

 

ARB 203                 Advanced Arabic I
5th semester course in Modern Standard Arabic, the Arabic used in almost all written communication and in formal speech throughout the Arab world. Continued development of all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) together with study of cultural aspects of the Arab world. Conducted in Arabic. Closed to students who graduated from a high school in which the primary language of instruction was Arabic.

Prerequisite: ARB 202; Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

 

ARB 204                 Advanced Arabic II
The sixth course of the Modern Standard Arabic sequence within the Arabic Studies Program. The three primary goals of the Arabic language sequence are: ( I) developing oral and written communicative abilities in Arabic; (2) understanding the rich culture of the Arabic-speaking world through engaging with texts and cultural artifacts; (3) studying and understanding the Arabic language, from grammar and spelling to writing with coherence, cohesion and accuracy.

Prerequisite: ARB 203; Typically Offered: Spring.

 

ARB 207                 Arabic For Heritage Learners I
Arabic for Heritage Learners is a 200 level course specifically designed for students of Arab descent who fulfilled the equivalent of ARB 201. The course will hone students' ability in critical reading, writing, debate, and discussion of pertinent topics in Arab culture. The course material will focus on the history of Arab culture, literature, film, and music. By the end of the semester students will develop their ability in critical reading and writing in MSA.

Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

 

ARB 208                 Arabic For Heritage Learners II
Arabic 208 is combined with the sixth course of the Modern Standard Arabic sequence within the Arabic Studies Program. The three primary goals of the Arabic language sequence are: (l) developing oral and written communicative abilities in Arabic; (2) understanding the rich culture of the Arabic-speaking world through engaging with texts and cultural artifacts; (3) studying and understanding the Arabic language, from grammar and spelling to writing with coherence, cohesion and accuracy.

Typically Offered: Spring.

 

ARB 251                 Levantine Colloquial Arabic I
This course will enable students to converse in the colloquial Arabic dialects of the Levant (Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria). Development of communicative abilities in speaking and comprehension, as well as reading and writing (as used in social media, theater, etc.) of colloquial Levantine Arabic. Closed to native speakers (students educated in schools where Arabic was the language of instruction); heritage learners at the beginning level may be accommodated.

Prerequisite: ARB 201 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.


UPPER DIVISION (300-500 level)

ARB 300                 Elementary Arabic Discussion

Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

 

ARB 310                 Topics In Arabic Literature And Culture In Translation
Specific topics within the literature and cultures of the Arabic-speaking world, including literary, cinematic, and artistic representations of central themes or issues, and the cultural production of particular historical periods or national or immigrant groups, This course is taught in English and does not fulfill the CAS foreign language requirement. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

ARB 312                Arab Cultures: A Cultural History Of The Arab World
Study of the main points of Arab cultural history, from Pre-Islamic times to the period following European colonization with an emphasis on intellectual history and literary and visual arts. This course is taught in English and does not fulfill the CAS foreign language requirement. Writing Credit.

Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

ARB 315                 Topics In Gender And Sexuality In Translation
Topics in gender and sexuality in the context of the Arab world, through literary and/or cultural studies. This course is taught in English and does not fulfill the CAS foreign language requirement. May be repeated for credit if topics vary. Writing Credit.

Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

ARB 394                 Internship
The internship is intended to provide the student with an opportunity to apply analytical, interpretive, expressive, and creative skills developed in coursework. Internships ordinarily take place outside the University. They involve UM-faculty supervision as well as supervised on-site experience in an Arabic-speaking cultural, business, or not-for-profit organization. Student needs to fill out the internship application form. Normally 40 internship hours are required per credit earned (the host will supply documentary evidence of hours worked).

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

 

ARB 410                 Language And Power In The Arab World
The multiple languages and linguistic registers present In the Arab world and, through materials from linguistics, anthropology, political science, music, art, and literature, leads them into an exploration of the main socio-linguistic features of Arabic and their broader cultural ramifications. This course is conducted In English. It does not fulfill the College of Arts & Sciences language requirement.

Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

ARB 591                 Directed Readings
Directed readings (Independent study) in Arabic Studies.

Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.