UC Davis Fall 2013Syllabus for Beginning ArabicARB 001 Sections 1,2, & 3Time and place: Section 1: 9:00-9:50 am, Wickson 1038Section 2: 10:00-10:50 am, Wickson 1038Section 3: 11:00-11:50 am, Wickson 1038Instructors: Shayma Hassouna[email protected]Amanda Batarseh[email protected]Ahmed Desouki[email protected]TA:Aisha Alshorooqi[email protected]Office Hours:U. Aisha and U. Shayma: Mon. &Thurs. 11:00 - 12:00 @ Sproul 824U. Ahmed: Mon. & Tues. 12:00-1:00 @Sproul 824U. Amanda: Mon. & Wed. 9:30-10:30 @Sproul 824Arabic Conversation Hour: Wednesdays 12:00 – 1:00 pm Arabic Weekly Movie: TBARehearsal Hour(End-of-quarter Event):Monday 12:00 – 1:00 End of Quarter Event: Thursday, December 5?? (Time and Place TBA)Required Materials:1- Alif Baa with DVDs: Introduction to Arabic Letters and SoundsSecond Edition or Third Edition Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al- Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi2- Alkitaab fii Ta’allum al-‘Arabiyya (with DVDs): A Textbook for Beginning Arabic.Part One,Second EditionONLY(do not purchase the Third Edition) Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al- Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi3- EyeVocab Vocabulary Program You are REQUIRED to have eyeVocab installed on your computer by Monday, October 30th.Download program here: The Windows program is here:The Mac program is here:Installation Instructions (or read instructions below p.6): Recommended (but optional) materials:1- Arabic keyboard stickers (for example, these can be purchased on Amazon.com)2-A Dictionary of Modern Arabic.Wehr, Hans, and J. Milton Cowan.(Cornell University. Ithaca, N.Y.)3- UC Davis Arabic Facebook page: Course Description:In this class students learn to read, write, understand, and correctly pronounce all the Arabic letters. They are exposed to, and will be able to form simple sentences and grammatical structures. The target language is Modern Standard Arabic, with some exposure to colloquial. Cultural aspects of the region will be covered within the context of the language. Weekly Plan:The weekly plan, containing the in-class assignments and homework for the week, is posted on SmartSite at the beginning 1 of 10
of each week. PLEASE read these plans carefully, as you will be held responsible for this information even if it is notrepeated in class, as instructors may not always have time to repeat this information in class. Assessments (Quizzes & Midterms):There will be two midterms (one oral, one written), two unit quizzes (Quiz 1, Quiz 2), a quiz on the syllabusat the beginning of the quarter,and possible pop quizzes. Assessments are usually held on Wednesdays. Pop quizzes may be held at anytime. Missed midterms and quizzes will receive a zero grade, unless the student has an acceptable excuse, approved at the instructors’ discretion. Make up tests may be arranged with the instructors.