Fall 2023 Middle East GU4218 section 001


Call Number 13157
Day & Time
TR 2:10pm-4:00pm
116 Knox Hall
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Reem Faraj
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description Prerequisites: (MDES UN2201) and (MDES UN2202) $10 Arabic Materials Fee; $15 Language Resource Fee. This is an introductory course to Levantine Arabic for students who have completed two years of Standard Arabic studies, at the Intermediate level. The course is designed to further develop fluency in oral communication, through building students’ familiarity with a less formal register of Arabic, namely the Levantine dialect. The course will convert and recycle some of the previous Standard Arabic knowledge to the dialect, by comparing their prior knowledge to its dialectal counterpart; while at the same time developing students’ new communicative skills in a diverse range of contexts that are essential in any conversational interaction. The course will build students abilities to interact effectively in various areas where Levantine Arabic is spoken. In addition to varied thematic topics, the course exposes students to cultural aspects specific to the region. Additionally, the course will work on both constructing students’ knowledge of dialectal diction as well as other grammatical features of the dialects. Even though the course is designed for communication in the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking), the emphasis will be mostly on speaking and listening. No P/D/F or R credit is allowed for this class.
Web Site Vergil
Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Enrollment 8 students (15 max) as of 6:04PM Monday, September 25, 2023
Subject Middle East
Number GU4218
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Fee $10 Arabic Materials F
Fee $15 Language Resource
Section key 20233MDES4218W001