Arabic

Faculty

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

Arabic language instruction is offered through Tri-College cooperation. Courses are available at Bryn Mawr (Intermediate), Haverford (Elementary), and Swarthmore Colleges (Advanced). 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, History of Art, and Political Science. Additionally, students can have a concentration in Middle Eastern Studies.

College Foreign Language Requirement

Before the start of the senior year, each student must complete, with a grade of 2.0 or higher, two units of foreign language. Students may fulfill the requirement by completing two sequential semester-long courses in one language, beginning at the level determined by their language placement. A student who is prepared for advanced work may complete the requirement instead with two advanced free-standing semester-long courses in the foreign language(s) in which she is proficient.

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.
Approach: Course does not meet an Approach
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Darwish,M.
(Fall 2014)

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.
Approach: Course does not meet an Approach
Units: 1.0
(Spring 2015)

ARAB B403 Independent Study
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)