Courses

ABT 3130 Arabic Literary Heritage 1 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

A survey of classical Arabic literature in translation. Covers pre-Islamic poetry and early Islamic poetry, Omayyad, Abbasid and Andalusian literatures. All readings in English. (H and N) (WR)

Attributes: General Education - Humanities, General Education - International, Satisfies 6000 Words of Writing Requirement

ABT 3500 Arabic Culture 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduction to Arabic culture with special reference to art, literature, religion and society. Emphasis on Arab contributions to philosophy, medicine, mathematics and architecture. All readings in English. (H and N) (WR)

Attributes: General Education - Humanities, General Education - International, Satisfies 6000 Words of Writing Requirement

ABT 4131 The Qur'an as Literature 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Approaches the Qur'an from a literary standpoint by examining its history, structure, style, major themes, and impact on Arabic literature, Islamic thought, and Muslim culture.

Prerequisite: ARA 1131 or ABT 3500 or REL 2000 or REL 2362 or REL 4361 or senior standing.

ARA 1130 Beginning Arabic 1 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Beginning study covering four skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

ARA 1131 Beginning Arabic 2 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Continued study of the four skills with additional vocabulary and grammar.

Prerequisite: ARA 1130 with minimum grade of C, or S, or the equivalent.

ARA 2220 Intermediate Arabic 1 4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Continuation of the study of standard Arabic language. Develops reading, writing, listening and speaking skills and helps with comprehension of written and audio texts. Students can use their knowledge of the Arabic language to clearly express their personal views in a meaningful and well-structured language.

Prerequisite: ARA 1131 with minimum grade of C, or S, or the equivalent.

ARA 2221 Intermediate Arabic 2 4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Continues the study of Arabic language at the intermediate level, building on ARA 2220. Emphasis is on developing reading comprehension, writing, listening and speaking, as well as vocabulary and grammar.

Prerequisite: ARA 2220 with minimum grade of C, or S, or the equivalent.

ARA 2240 Spoken Arabic 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Develops listening and conversational skills at an intermediate level of proficiency. Focuses on a middle variety of Arabic known as Educated Spoken Arabic that enables successful communication with educated Arab speakers from virtually any country in the Arab world.

Prerequisite: ARA 1131.

ARA 3241 Spoken Arabic 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Develops listening and conversational skills at an intermediate level of proficiency. Focuses on a middle variety of Arabic known as Educated Spoken Arabic that enables successful communication with educated Arab speakers from virtually any country in the Arab world.

Prerequisite: ARA2221

ARA 3410 Advanced Arabic 1 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Advanced study of the four skills with attention to more complex structures.

Prerequisite: ARA 2221 with minimum grade of C, or S, or the equivalent.

ARA 3411 Advanced Arabic 2 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Continuation of advanced study.

Prerequisite: ARA 3410 with minimum grade of C, or S, or the equivalent.

ARA 3510 The Arab Woman 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examines the role and status of Arab women in their respective societies; specifically examines the internal dynamic of Arab culture that influences the role of the Arab woman. (H and N OR S and N) (WR)

Attributes: General Education - Humanities, General Education - International, General Education - Social Science, Satisfies 6000 Words of Writing Requirement

ARA 4400 Fourth Year Arabic 1 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Development to an advanced level of speaking, hearing, reading and writing of spoken and mass communication and literary Arabic. (H and N)

Prerequisite: ARA 3411 or the equivalent.

Attributes: General Education - Humanities, General Education - International

ARA 4401 Fourth Year Arabic 2 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Continuation of ARA 4400. Development of a more advanced level of speaking, hearing, reading and writing of spoken and mass communication and literary Arabic. (H and N)

Prerequisite: ARA 4400 or the equivalent.

Attributes: General Education - Humanities, General Education - International

ARA 4420 Arabic through the Texts 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

For advanced students of Arabic. Teaches the more complex grammar, idiomatic expressions and sophisticated stylistic forms of the language. Required for the Arabic minor.

Prerequisite: ARA 3411 or the equivalent.

ARA 4822 Arabic Sociolinguistics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Focus on the relationship between language and society in the Arab world. An examination of the different varieties of Arabic and the relation between linguistic variation and other social variables, such as ethnicity, religion, urbanization, social class, gender, power and ideology.

Prerequisite: ARA 1131 or LIN 3010.

ARA 4850 Structure of Standard Arabic 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Describes and analyzes the sound system, word structure, and sentence structure of Arabic.

Prerequisite: ARA 1131 or LIN 3010.

ARA 4905 Individual Study 1-5 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

For those who seek independent work not offered in another course.

Prerequisite: instructor permission.

ARA 4930 Special Topics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

One of the core courses in the Middle Eastern languages and cultures major offered through interdisciplinary studies. Also useful for students in linguistics, religion, Arabic, Hebrew and Jewish studies.

Prerequisite: one year of Hebrew or equivalent, one year of Arabic or equivalent, LIN 3010 or equivalent, or instructor permission.

ARA 4956 Overseas Studies 1 1-15 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Provides a mechanism by which coursework taken as part of an approved study abroad program can be recorded on the UF transcript and counted toward graduation.

Prerequisite: undergraduate advisor permission.