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101. Elementary Arabic I. 3 cr.

Fundamentals of oral and written Arabic. Focus on development of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, and culture. Special emphasis on oral communication.

102. Elementary Arabic II. 3 cr.

The sequel to 101. Prerequisite: 101 or equivalent.

201. Intermediate Arabic I. 3 cr.

An expansion of the language skills acquired in 101 and 102. Strengthening of basic structures and introduction of more complex structures. This course will increase accuracy in listening, speaking, reading and writing and promote knowledge of cultural background. Prerequisite: 102 or equivalent.

202. Intermediate Arabic II. 3 cr.

Fourth semester capstone course designed to continue the development of oral and written skills. Students will read and discuss selected cultural and literary texts, review grammar in the context of situations and readings, and explore cultural trends and issues. Prerequisite: 201 or equivalent.

250. Contemporary World Cinema. 3 cr.

A grand tour of the cultural diversity of the contemporary world, as seen through the lenses of award-winning filmmakers from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Taught in English. Course attribute: Global Diversity Theme Area.

275. Human Rights in Film. 1 cr.

Survey of contemporary human rights issues as depicted in recent documentaries and feature films, offered in conjunction with departmental film series. May be repeated for credit. Taught in English. -