Introductory Arabic I F18 (ARAB*1100) | College of Arts

Introductory Arabic I F18 (ARAB*1100)

Code and section: ARAB*1100*01

Term: Fall 2018

Instructor: tba

Details

Course objectives:

This course provides an introduction to Arabic script, articulation of the sounds, basic grammar, and is designed to enable students to begin communicating in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Although a diversity of dialects exists throughout the Arab world, MSA is considered the most common denominator across the region.

 

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course, successful students will be able to:
1. Write and identify Arabic letters and words

2. Read short texts

3. Use a short list of vocabulary

4. Ask and respond to questions

5. Participate in short discussions

6. Have a basic knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA)

7. Acquire knowledge of the cultures of the Arab world.

 

Requirements:

None

 

Restrictions:

Arabic speakers are not permitted to register for this class.

 

Textbooks:

TBA

 

Method of presentation:

Lectures, dialogues and oral production, reading aloud and reading comprehension activities, listening comprehension activities.

 

Evaluation method:

TBA

 

Please see Undergraduate Calendar for all Arabic courses offered by the School of Languages and Literatures

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.