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Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

Arabic 300

Course Code:
155901204
Unit value:
1
Year of study:
Year 3
Taught in:
Full Year

This is a language-use course, and builds on knowledge acquired in Arabic 100 and 200. Students study authentic Arabic texts of various literary genres and gain further knowledge of grammar (syntax and structure). The course develops students' competence not only in reading and understanding but also in written composition.

Prerequisites

Satisfactory completion of Arabic 200 or equivalent.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

This course is a continuation of Arabic 200. It will reinforce the skills taught in Arabic 100 and Arabic 200 and introduce authentic Arabic texts. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to read authentic texts of various genres in Modern Standard Arabic with the help of a dictionary.

Workload

There are two two-hour classes weekly.

Scope and syllabus

Teaching is principally based on the course book, Arabic 300 by Dr Sajida Fawzi.

Method of assessment

One three-hour written examination in May-June (60%). One 15-minute oral examination (10%). Two term tests at the end of term 1 and in the middle of term 2 (15% each).

Suggested reading

  • Arabic 300 by Dr Sajida Fawzi.