Carnegie Mellon University

Arabic Studies Undergraduate Course Listings

Browse and search our fall 2024 courses in Arabic Studies. 

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10 courses displayed.

82-111 Elementary Arabic I

This course introduces learners to Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) in its written and spoken forms to achieve communicative competence at the elementary level in all language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). To this end the course follows a…
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82-112 Elementary Arabic II

This course builds on Elementary Arabic I to continue introducing students to Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) to achieve communicative competence at the Novice-High/Intermediate-Low level in all language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). To this end, the…
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82-113 Elementary Arabic Online I

This course is designed for students with no prior experience with Arabic and who need a more flexible approach to language learning than that offered in a standard classroom course. Beginning language learners will develop communicative competence in the four basic skills…
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82-114 Arabic for Global Exchange Online

Arabic for Global Exchange is a course in Arabic language and culture that utilizes cognitive learning technologies and computer-assisted language instruction to enhance educational, governmental, and business exchanges that are increasingly vital to public policy and…
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82-119 Arabic Calligraphy Culture & Skills

This course introduces its participants to historical and cultural contexts and various techniques used to produce Arabic calligraphy works. No previous knowledge of the Arabic script or language is necessary. At the end of the course, participants will demonstrate…
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82-211 Intermediate Arabic I

This course builds on Elementary Arabic II to continue building students communicative competence at the Intermediate Low-Mid level in Modern Standard Arabic in all four language skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) following a proficiency-oriented teaching…
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82-215 Arab Culture Through Dialogues, Film, and Literature

Fulfills Contextual Thinking Gen Ed requirement This course introduces students to the Arab World through a lens that challenges stereotypes, fosters a better understanding of the social reality of Arab societies, and appreciates the diverse identities. The objective is to…
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82-311 Advanced Arabic I

This course promotes multiple literacies in an integrated approach to Arabic language and culture studies and builds students ability to function at the Intermediate High/Advanced Low level in a variety of topics. It also embraces the diglossic nature of Arabic by…
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82-411 Topics in Arabic Media

Given the development and spread of new and multi-literacies around us today, the course focuses on reading and analyzing Arabic media sources to engage in discussions about current topics in our modern world. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): Culture,…
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82-412 Topics in Arabic Studies

This course is designed for students who have completed Advanced Arabic. Students will study written, audio, and video material taken from well-known Arabic-language media outlets such as Al-Jazeera, BBC Arabic, al-Arabiyya, etc. Linguistically, this course focuses on…
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