Arabic Course Descriptions

Term:  

Fall Quarter

Dept Course No and Title Instructor
ARABIC (F17)1A  FUNDAMENTALSCLAXTON, C.
A portion of ARABIC 1A lecture will be given online.
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This course is the first section in a series for first-year Arabic. The Arabic taught in this course is Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Its aim is to provide a good understanding of the Arabic used in the spoken and printed media across the Arab world. The course will, at all times, adopt the communicative approach in learning and the interactive approach in teaching. Active participation is required as it is essential for the smooth progression and development of the class and for classroom management purposes. Audiotapes, videotapes and DVDs will supplement the instructional materials that focus on spoken Arabic and on oral proficiency. The other language skills and culture are also emphasized, as well.
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ARABIC (F17)2A  INTERMED ARABICCLAXTON, C.
This course is the first section in a three-part series of second year Arabic. The Arabic taught in this course is Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Its aim is to provide a good understanding of the Arabic used in the spoken and printed media across the Arab world. The course will, at all times, adopt the communicative approach in learning and the interactive approach in teaching. Active participation is required as it is essential for the smooth progression and development of the class and for classroom management purposes. Audiotapes, videotapes and DVDs will supplement the instructional materials that focus on spoken Arabic and on oral proficiency. The other language skills and culture are also emphasized, as well. Prerequisite for 2A: Arabic 1C with a grade of C or better, placement into 2A, or equivalent.
ARABIC (F17)10A  LANG MENTOR PROGRAMCLAXTON, C.
The HLLP Arabic Peer-to-Peer Language Mentor Program is designed both as a supplement to more formal language learning within the classroom and as a means for students not enrolled in language classes to maintain their language skills. Each language mentor will be paired with one to three mentees. Mentor and mentee(s) will meet for at least one hour each week and will engage in various activities conducted in Arabic. These activities may include (but are not limited to) conversations in the target language; watching a film, television show, or news program in the target language; cooking a meal or snack that is typical of Arabic culture; attending an appropriate cultural event, museum exhibition, or performance; producing a creative work (including dance) that is appropriate to Arabic culture; listening to Arabic music; going to an ethnic grocery store or restaurant, etc. All conversations revolving around these activities should be in Arabic to the greatest degree possible. Weekly journal entries. One P/NP unit. Application required (see http://www.humanities.uci.edu/hllp/). Mentors are expected to have High-Intermediate to Advanced-level language skills (particularly oral language skills) in Arabic. Mentors will enroll in Arabic 10A after acceptance into program.
ARABIC (F17)10B  LANG MENTOR PROGRAMCLAXTON, C.
The HLLP Arabic Peer-to-Peer Language Mentor Program is designed both as a supplement to more formal language learning within the classroom and as a means for students not enrolled in language classes to maintain their language skills. Each language mentor will be paired with one to three mentees. Mentor and mentee(s) will meet for at least one hour each week and will engage in various activities conducted in Arabic. These activities may include (but are not limited to) conversations in the target language; watching a film, television show, or news program in the target language; cooking a meal or snack that is typical of Arabic culture; attending an appropriate cultural event, museum exhibition, or performance; producing a creative work (including dance) that is appropriate to Arabic culture; listening to Arabic music; going to an ethnic grocery store or restaurant, etc. All conversations revolving around these activities should be in Arabic to the greatest degree possible. Weekly journal entries. One P/NP unit. Application required (see http://www.humanities.uci.edu/hllp/). Mentees will enroll in Arabic 10B after acceptance into program. It is expected that the language skills of mentees will be less advanced than those of the mentor.