May 18, 2021
ARAB 123 - Arabic III Credits: 5
The third level of the first year of the Modern Standard Arabic language used throughout the Arab World. Develops the four communicative language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the appropriate level. Stresses communication skills and emphasizes understanding the connections between the language with the culture and diversity of the Arab-speaking World.
Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099 and ARAB 122 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or equivalent with instructor’s permission. The equivalent of ARAB 122 is two years in high school with a grade of B or higher.
Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Correctly use advanced Arabic grammar and words (gerund and verbal sentences, irregular verbs, conditional tense, verbal nouns, and the imperative).
- Comprehend and actively participate in complex conversations about daily life situations and basic intellectual topics (religion, politics, culture, etc.).
- Read Arabic material of limited complexity and carry out written transactions and simple correspondence connected to daily life; write notes, short letters, journals and compositions describing an event or personal experience.
- Correctly use more complex forms and grammatical structures of Modern Standard Arabic, including the imperative mood.
- Read and comprehend text without the diacritical marks using Kana and its sisters and Inna and its sisters to navigate the text.
- Correctly use the passive voice, negating verbs in both the present and the past tense, and negating nouns.
- Identify basic cultural information introduced in theme-specific vocabulary, photographs, and authentic video material centered on the Arabic-speaking world as well as explain culturally-embedded ways of thinking, behaving and seeing the world expressed in the Arabic-speaking world, and how these new insights inform your perspective on your own culture.
Analyze cultural perspectives and values of a multicultural world.
- Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
- Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
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