UC Davis Fall 2016Syllabus for Beginning ArabicARB 001 Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5Time and place: Section 1: 9:00-9:50 am, Wellman 7Section 2: 10:00-10:50 am, Wellman 7Section 3: 11:00-11:50 am, Wellman 7Section 4: 12:10-1:00 pm, Wellman 7Section 5: 1:10-2:00 pm, Wellman 7Instructors: Manar Al-Shatarat[email protected]Malaka Shatta[email protected]Shayma Hassouna[email protected]TA: Mariam Alawadhi[email protected]Office Hours:U. Shayma: Mon. & Thurs. 2:30 – 3:30 @ Sproul 824U. Manar: Mon. & Thurs. 2:30 – 3:30 @ Sproul 824U. Malaka: Mon. & Thurs. 2:30 – 3:30 @ Sproul 824U. Mariam: Tues. & Thurs. 11:00 – 12:00pm @ Sproul 824Arabic Conversation Hour: Tues. @ 1:00- 2:00 & Thurs. @ 2:00- 3:00Arab Culture Ensemble: Wednesdays 2:10-4:00 pm @ Sproul 822Arabic Weekly Movie: TBARehearsal Hour (End-of-quarter Event):Tues. @ 12:00- 1:00 & Thurs. @ 1:00- 2:00End of Quarter Event: Thursday, December 1, 2016Required Materials:1.Alif Baa, An Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds, by Brustad, Al-Batal & Al-Tonsi, 3rdEd.2.Al-Kitaab fii Ta‘allum al-Arabiyya: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part 1, by Brustad, Al-Batal & Al-Tonsi, 3rdEd.3.Companion Website for Alif Baa and Al-Kitaab. See the attached Instructions Sheets. SectionAlif BaaAl-Kitaab1, 2, and 4ADE943AREMB8483 and 5DMBMF693CMRJC466Please choose the section that you are signed up in on the UCD roster and sign up in the ex-act same section in the companion. 4.EyeVocab Vocabulary Software. It is installed on all the Mac computers in the Language Lab in Olson Hall. If you would like to buy a version for your personal computer(HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) you can get it from:(for
Mac)(for Windows)Recommended (but optional) Materials:1.The Hans-Wehr Dictionary of Modern written Arabic,Spoken Languages Services (Cornell University. Ithaca, N.Y.) Or Concise Oxford English-Arabic Dictionary. 2.Arabic Keyboard Stickers (for example, these can be purchased on Amazon.com)3.UC Davis Arabic Facebook Page: 4.Quizlet: Course Description:In this class, students learn to read, write, understand, type, 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 Canvas at the beginning of each week. PLEASE read these plans carefully, as you will be held responsible for this information even if it is not repeated in class, as instructors may not always have time to repeat this information in class.