Fall 2023

Second-Year Arabic I

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as ARAB-201


Ahmad Alswaid (Section 01)


This course expands the scope of the communicative approach, as new grammatical points are introduced (irregular verbs), and develops a greater vocabulary for lengthier conversations. Emphasis is placed on reading and writing short passages and personal notes. This second-year of Arabic completes the introductory grammatical foundation necessary for understanding standard forms of Arabic prose (classical and modern literature, newspapers, film, etc.) and making substantial use of the language.

Requisite: ARAB 102 or equivalent. Limited to 18 students. Fall semester. Five College Lecturer Alswaid.

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: Students are expected to make four presentations using technology like Google Slides, write four essays in the form of a story, argument, and analysis, and complete a final project in the form of a collage and present it in class, which will be a summary of the four chapters they learned. For this, students can use pictures and other creative tools.

Cost: $100 ?

ARAB 201 - LEC

Section 01
M 8:30 AM - 9:50 AM CHAP 205
W 8:30 AM - 9:50 AM CHAP 205
F 8:30 AM - 9:50 AM CHAP 205

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Al-Kitaab Part Two with Website PB (Lingco): A Textbook for Intermediate Arabic, 3rd edition Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2022, Fall 2023, Fall 2024