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University of Maryland Baltimore CountyDepartment of Modern Languages and LinguisticsSyllabus – Arabic 102للهسو للهاةيبرعلا ةغللا ةساردSpring 2017Arabic 102 - Section 2– Tu.Th. 2:30pm-3: 45pm (Janet & Walter Sondheim 205)Instructor:Amina DidichEmail: [email protected]Office:Fine Arts #488Office Hours: Tu.Th 9.00 am – 9.50 am(By appointment)Required Text Books:1-Al-Kitaab fii Tacallum al-cArabiyya with DVD A Textbook for BeginningArabic: Third Edition. Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, AbbasAl-Tonsi: Georgetown University Press, July 2011.ISBN: 9781589017375 (1589017374).2-Additional materials will be supplied on as-needed basis. A variety of authentic audio, lab and reading materials will be available in black board and in the International Media Center (IMC). Details will be provided as the materials become available.3-Dictionary: The Hans-Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic. Spoken Languages Services. By Hans Wehr, J. Milton Cowan (Editor).4.You will need to buy a new book key access code for Al-kitaab online workbook (ONLY for new students)5. Arab Academy: You will receive username and password to access your units selectedby the instructor.Course Description & Objectives:ِAhlan wa Sahlan, Welcome to Arabic 102. This course is a continuation of Arabic 101 and designed for students who have basic knowledge of Arabic through self-training or have completed Arabic 101, or equivalent course at an academic institution. This is the second semester of elementary of college Arabic. This is a 4-credithybrid course where students will gain additional vocabulary, the rules of Arabic grammar, writing and reading more complex materials. Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) through Al-Kitaab series textbooks will be used for students to acquire additional knowledge and understanding of the Arabic language and culture. Students in this course are exposed to authentic reading and listening materials. The course is a combination of lecture, discussion, exercises and communicative language activities in-class and online. 1
After completing this course, and through the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, as well as cultural knowledge, students will achieve the knowledge and understanding in the following areas:Basic grammatical structure of the Arabic language.The root system of Arabic nouns and verbs.Accuracy in reading and writing at the level of high elementary.Development and comprehension of Arabic vocabulary.Ability to describe and identify a number of activities.Knowledge of culture and diversity in the Arabic-speaking world.Ability to use an Arabic-English Dictionary.The study of Arabic is challenging and a highly rewarding process that requires time, dedication and self-discipline. The course requires commitments of your time and energy.

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