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Unformatted text preview: Oakland University ARB 115, Introduction to Arabic Language and Culture Instructor: B. T. Hoffiz, III, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org . OfFce: ODowd Hall 357 & 531 Varner Hall, OfFce Hours: Immediately after class, or by appointment. CRN: 12899, Sec. 001, MWF 10:40am.-11:47am., SEB 93 CRN: 11184, Sec. 002, TR 10:00am. - 11:47am., SFH 167 Winter 2010 Semester Course Syllabus and Schedule Course (Catalog) Description: This course constitutes (second semester of), the beginning of the curriculum sequence for Arabic at Oakland University. As such, it introduces Arabic sounds and letters, basic vocabulary, syntax, and culture (including religious ideology). Students who successfully complete this course shall be able to initiate basic conversations with educated Arabs, read and write simple sentences, and to approximate standard Arabic pronunciation. Course Objectives: 1.To read simple sentences in Arabic. 2.To write simple sentences in Arabic. 3.To initiate basic conversations with educated Arabs. 4.To approximate standard Arabic pronunciation. Required Text and Supporting Course Material: Hoffiz, B.T. Arabic: Acquisition & Comprehension, Fifth Edition, Revised and Improved, with DVD & CD Accompaniment. Acton, Massachusetts, Copley Custom Textbooks, (XanEdu), 2009. ISBN: 13-978-1-58152-647-4. : : Course Procedures: Seminar-type presentation lectures, recitations, dictation activities, translations, student-led presentations, reading, writing, DVD & CD listening, language laboratory review and reinforcement. Expectations of Students: Prompt and consistent attendance is expected of all students in this course. Academic Conduct Policy: Cheating on examinations, plagiarism, falsifying reports/records, and unauthorized collaboration, access, or modifying of computer programs are considered serious breaches of academic conduct....
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