- Intermediate Arabic Language and Culture
This course is an upper-intermediate language and culture course designed for students who have fulfilled the requirements for LAR 112 and/or those who demonstrate an equivalent competence in Modern Standard Arabic. Students successfully finishing this course receive three credits. This course will be conducted approximately 80 to 90% of the time in Arabic. It is designed to improve all your language skills in Arabic, with a special emphasis on the development of reading and listening comprehension as well as speaking skills. Additional attention will be paid to improving students' writing skills. You will be exposed to cultural, historical, and contemporary aspects of the Arabic-speaking world through literary, journalistic, and textbook reading passages, music, videos, advertising, etc. You will practice summarization, description, narration, restatement, and expressing personal feelings and opinions through a variety of writing and speaking tasks.