This is a list of courses with the subject code ARAB. For more information, see French and Italian (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) in the Catalog.
ARAB:1000 First-Year Seminar 1 s.h.
Small discussion class taught by a faculty member; topics chosen by instructor; may include outside activities (e.g., films, lectures, performances, readings, visits to research facilities). Taught in English. Requirements: first- or second-semester standing.
ARAB:1001 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I 5 s.h.
Speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. GE: World Languages First Level Proficiency.
ARAB:1002 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic II 5 s.h.
ARAB:1020 Study Abroad: Language (Elementary) 5 s.h.
Modern Standard Arabic (MSA); speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. Requirements: non-native speaker of Arabic; heritage speaker of Arabic should contact the course supervisor for appropriate placement.
ARAB:2001 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I 5 s.h.
Communication in speaking and writing; cultural topics. Requirements: ARAB:1002. GE: World Languages Second Level Proficiency.
ARAB:2002 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II 5 s.h.
ARAB:2006 Transnational Solidarities 3-4 s.h.
Examination of connections forged by intellectuals, activists, and political thinkers in struggles against systems of colonialism, imperialism, capitalism, and state violence throughout the 20th century; opportunities to make connection with other struggles against racism, supremacy, patriarchy, and domination; optional discussion section taught in Arabic. Taught in English. Requirements: for 4 s.h. option—ARAB:1002. Same as WLLC:2006.
ARAB:2020 Study Abroad: Language (Intermediate) 6 s.h.
Modern Standard Arabic (MSA); speaking, reading, listening and writing. Requirements: non-native speaker of Arabic; heritage speaker of Arabic should contact the course supervisor for appropriate placement. Recommendations: one year of Arabic study.
ARAB:2025 Study Abroad: Culture and Society 1 s.h.
Introduction to Moroccan culture and society through direct observation and interaction; intensive orientation, cultural exchange activities, learning excursions outside Fez, homestay with a Moroccan family.
ARAB:2030 Formal Spoken Arabic 2-3 s.h.
ARAB:2050 Topics in Middle East/Muslim World Studies 3 s.h.
Contemporary cultural questions and debates in the Muslim and Arabic-speaking world. Taught in English.
ARAB:3005 Culture and Resistance: The Modern Middle East 3-4 s.h.
Introduction to literature, cinema, and music of the Modern Middle East; how artists from Arab world, Turkey, and Iran explore their political terrain; how they depict issues of gender and sexuality; impact of the Arab Spring; exploration of art as expression and resistance; intersection between cultural and political; short stories, graphic novels, film, music, and visual arts. Taught in English.
ARAB:3011 Advanced Modern Standard Arabic I 3 s.h.
Advanced Arabic grammar and syntax, composition writing, formal conversation (similar to conversations on Arabic mass media); classical Arabic texts, other materials written for persons whose first or official language is Arabic. Requirements: ARAB:2002.
ARAB:3012 Advanced Modern Standard Arabic II 3 s.h.
Continuation of ARAB:3011; advanced Arabic grammar and syntax, composition writing, formal conversation (similar to conversations on Arabic mass media); classical Arabic texts, other materials written for persons whose first or official language is Arabic. Requirements: ARAB:3011.
ARAB:3020 Study Abroad: Language (Advanced) 6 s.h.
Modern Standard Arabic (MSA); speaking, reading, listening, and writing. Requirements: non-native speaker of Arabic; heritage speaker of Arabic should contact the course supervisor for appropriate placement. Recommendations: two or more years of Arabic language.
ARAB:3030 Media Arabic 3 s.h.
Introduction to vocabulary, expressions, and terminology used in Arab print and broadcast media; supplements study in modern standard Arabic. Taught in Arabic. Requirements: ARAB:1002.
ARAB:3050 Arab Culture Through Dialects 3 s.h.
Communication in dialectal Arabic, Arabic dialectology, cultural topics, music and film in dialectal Arabic. Requirements: ARAB:1001; non-native or non-heritage speaker of Arabic.
ARAB:3060 Introduction to Arabic-English Translation 3 s.h.
Thorough introduction to translation (including theory) with particular emphasis on development of Arabic-to-English translation techniques and acquisition of related knowledge above and beyond language skills; basic problems commonly encountered during translation; development and application of an appropriate strategy for future translations. Prerequisites: ARAB:2001 with a minimum grade of C.
ARAB:3498 Translate Iowa Project arr.
ARAB:4512 Topics in Global and Transnational Culture 3-4 s.h.
In-depth look at a theme in cultural expression arising from interactions between countries and regions; focus on contemporary or historical issues; use of materials ranging from literature and the visual arts to music, mass media, and more; general processes through which cultures are formed in mutual and uneven relationships; research project. Taught in English. Recommendations: completion of a GE CLAS Core International and Global Issues course. Same as GRMN:4512, WLLC:4512.
ARAB:4990 Independent Study arr.
Material not covered in regularly offered courses; independent study guided by an instructor.