Arabic

Faculty

Grace 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

Farnaz Perry, Drill Instructor

Arabic language instruction is offered through Tri-College cooperation. Arabic 001 and 002 are taught at Haverford College (ARAB H001 and H002 Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic). Intermediate Arabic courses are taught at Bryn Mawr (ARAB B003 and B004 Second-Year Modern Standard Arabic), and Advanced Arabic courses are available at Swarthmore College and the University of Pennsylvania through the Quaker Consortium. The teaching of Arabic is one important 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 the student is proficient.

COURSES

ARAB B003 Second Year Modern Standard Arabic

Combines intensive oral practice with writing and reading in the modern language. The course aims 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): Perry,F., Darwish,M.
(Fall 2015)

ARAB B004 Second-Year Modern Standard Arabic

Combines intensive oral practice with writing and reading in the modern language. The course aims 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): Perry,F., Darwish,M.
(Spring 2016)

ARAB B403 Independent Study

Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2015-2016)