Sawsan Abbadi, Lecturer
Aman Attieh, Assistant Professor
Walid Harmaneh, Assistant Professor
Sooyong Kim, Assistant Professsor
Yamine Mermer, Lecturer
Arabic language instruction is available at Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges. The teaching of Arabic is a component of the three colleges' efforts to increase the presence of the Middle East in their curricula. Bryn Mawr offers courses on the Middle East in the departments of Anthropology, Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Comparative Literature, General Studies, History and Political Science.
College Foreign Language Requirement
The College's foreign language requirement may be satisfied by completing ARAB 003 and 004 with an average grade of at least 2.0 or with a grade of 2.0 or better in ARAB 004.
ARAB H001, H002 First-Year Modern Standard Arabic
This intensive introduction to Arabic (1.5 credits) aims to develop the four language skills of speaking, writing, listening, and reading. The spoken component covers formal and casual forms of speech. Five class meetings a week, including drill. (Kim) Offered at Bryn Mawr and Haverford in alternate years; in 2007-08 at Haverford.
ARAB B003, B004 Second-Year Modern Standard Arabic
Combines intensive oral practice with writing and reading in the modern language. The course attempts to increase students' expressive ability through the introduction of more advanced grammatical patterns and idiomatic expressions. Introduces students to authentic written texts and examples of Arabic expression through several media. (Attieh) Offered at Bryn Mawr and Haverford in alternate years; in 2007-08 at Bryn Mawr.
ARAB S011, S012 Third-Year Modern Standard Arabic
These are two-term courses designed to (1) conduct a quick review of the basic structures, grammar and the first 1,000 most frequent words of modern standard Arabic (MSA) learned in earlier courses; (2) introduce the next 1,500 high-frequency words in a variety of contexts with strong cultural content; (3) drill students in the more advanced grammatical structures of MSA; and (4) train students in developing reading skills that will assist them in comprehending a variety of MSA authentic reading passages of various genres and performing reading tasks ranging from intermediate high to advanced levels on the ACTFL scale. (Hamarneh) Offered at Swarthmore.