Fall 2022

Third-Year Arabic I

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as ARAB-301


Ahmad Alswaid (Section 01)


The goal of this course is to help students achieve an Intermediate Mid/ High level of proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic. Students engage with Modern Standard Arabic and one Arabic colloquial variety using the four-skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening) approach. By the end of the course, students will consistently be able to:

Read texts on unfamiliar topics and understand the main ideas without using the dictionary. Text types will address a range of political, social, religious, and literary themes and will represent a range of genres, styles, and periods;

Understand sentence-length speech in basic personal and social contexts dealing with topics of current political, social and cultural interests;

Speak about themselves and others, initiate and sustain conversations on a variety of subjects, describe and narrate in all major time frames;

Engage in written discourse dealing with impersonal and/or abstract topics.

Continue to deepen knowledge of Arab cultures, including their histories, politics, and literatures, learn and use increasingly sophisticated grammatical and rhetorical structures, and add approximately 500 new words and expressions to your active vocabulary.

Requisite: ARAB 202 or equivalent. Limited to 18 students. Fall semester. Five College Senior Lecturer Hassan.

How to handle overenrollment: Priority given to ASLC majors, then to class year (seniors first).

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: In this course we will use textbooks, audio and video instructional and authentic materials and teacher-prepared materials and exercises. Assessment tools in this course assess the four language skills and are based on attendance and class participation, homework, quizzes, a mid-term and final written exams, in addition to oral presentations and listening evaluations.

Cost: $70 ?

ARAB 301 - LEC

Section 01
M 8:30 AM - 9:50 AM CHAP 103
W 8:30 AM - 9:50 AM CHAP 103
F 8:30 AM - 9:50 AM CHAP 103

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
AL-KITAAB FII TACALLUM AL-CARABIYYA: A Textbook for Arabic: Part Two, Third Edition Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi Amherst Books TBD
Al-Kitaab fii Tacallum al- cArabiyya, Part II, Second Edition Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


Other years: Offered in Fall 2022, Fall 2023, Fall 2024