2017-18 Catalog

Arabic

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.

Faculty

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

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 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. Prerequisite: ARAB H002 or placement by instructor.
Approach: Course does not meet an Approach
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Darwish,M.
(Fall 2017)

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. Prerequisite: ARAB B003 or placement.
Approach: Course does not meet an Approach
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Darwish,M.
(Spring 2018)

ARAB B403 Independent Study
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Darwish,M.
(Fall 2017, Spring 2018)