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374 Advanced Arabic I

 

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Fall 2001 Course Schedule 9/15/01-12/15/01

 Advanced Arabic I (3 credits) EBC 374

Course Outline:

This course includes 10 chapters, each one looks at a topic from an Islamic perspective and each includes a two-page text for intensive reading. More than 14 various types of exercises are integrated to enhance comprehentsion, vocabulary building and using prepositions; as well as a deeper understanding of the Qur'an and short Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Simple grammar is introduced, which is explained totally in Arabic, as this book has no English translation of the vocabulary as in previous books. Poetry is also introduced in this book. In this course students start learning to translate texts from Arabic into English. Arabic Grammar is introduced at this level throught the book Al-Nahwu Al-Wadih.

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Textbook:

Arabic: A Bridge to Islamic Culture (Advanced Arabic I) by Dr. Mamdouh N. Mohamed

Al-Nahw al-Wadih, Vol. 1 by Ali al-Jarim and Mustafa Amin.

6 Audiotapes: Arabic: A Bridge to Islamic Culture (Advanced Arabic I) by Dr. Mamdouh N. Mohamed.

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Exam Schedule:

EXAM

DUE TO STUDENTS

DUE TO INSTRUCTOR

MATERIAL COVERED

% OF GRADES

Written Exam

October 25, 2001

October 30, 2001

Chapters 1-7

80%

Oral Exam

 

November 10-24, 2001

Chapters 8-10

20%

 


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Student Feedback

Okay, now we're getting serious. There is no translation into English, except on rare occasions when Dr. Mamdouh explains something on the tapes. The book Al-Nahw al-Wadih is an actual Arabic book; there is no English in there.

This course builds on the fundamentals of the intermediate level courses, and starts a small introduction into grammar. The emphasis is still on vocabulary, and you will have to look up the words that you don't know in the dictionary or by context. Some exercises require translation from Arabic to English. Some require writing a similar paragraph to the one you are given on a different subject.

The book Arabic: A Bridge to Islamic Culture has longer reading text with longer and more complicated sentences. Some exercises require understanding of hadith, and some require understanding of poetry. Read often and aloud so you get used to the words.

The book Al-Nahw al-Wadih (the obvious grammar) is really an introductory book. It is not very long (only 88 pages) and starts from the absolute beginning of Arabic grammar. It looks like a book for elementary to middle school students. The only really difficult issue that you may face is that you might not know some of the vocabulary that a native speaker in middle school might know: fox, bull, goat, swim, run, wolf, etc. But it is an excellent opportunity for you to learn new words!


 

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