2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog

Arabic

Faculty

Penny Armstrong, Chair and Eunice M. Schenck 1907 Professor of French and Director of Middle Eastern Languages
Manar Darwish, Instructor and Coordinator of Bi-Co Arabic Program
Fernaz Perry, Drill Instructor

Arabic language instruction is offered through Tri-College cooperation. Courses are 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 001 and 002 with an average grade of at least 2.0 or with a grade of 2.0 or better in ARAB 002.

COURSES

ARAB B003 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.
Requirement(s): Language Level 2
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Darwish,M.
(Fall 2013)

ARAB 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.
Requirement(s): Language Level 2
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Darwish,M.
(Spring 2014)

ARAB B007A Tri-Co Arabic Communication Workshop
A 0.5-credit conversation course concentrating on the development of intermediate skills in speaking and listening through texts and multimedia materials in Modern Standard Arabic. The aim of the course is for the student to acquire well-rounded communication skills and socio-cultural competence. Students are required to read chosen texts (including Internet materials) and prepare assignments for the purpose of generating discussion in class. The class is conducted entirely in Arabic. The class may be divided into smaller groups if needed to facilitate conversation. This course will be offered at Swarthmore College in 2013/2014. Prerequisite: For students presently or previously in ARAB 003 or ARAB 004 or the equivalent.
Units: 0.5
(Not Offered 2013-14)

ARAB B403 Independent Study
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Dept. staff, TBA
(Fall 2013)