AB 101: Introductory Arabic I (I)
This Arabic course is specifically designed for students who have little or no background in Arabic. As an introduction to the language, students will learn to read and write as well as pronounce and recognize the alphabet of Modern Standard Arabic. The course will include common phrases, greetings, basic everyday vocabulary, and an introduction to the various aspects of Arab culture. The class will implement the use of group work and activities to facilitate learning.
Prerequisite: 0-1 year of previous experience with the language.
AB 102: Introductory Arabic II (I)
This Arabic course is specifically designed for students who have taken Introductory Arabic I (AB101). The course will expand upon introductory material with a greater focus on culture, grammatical structure,and speaking skills while increasing vocabulary at an intermediate level.
Prerequisites: Arabic 101 or have previous experience with the language. (able to read and write)
AB 111: Intermediate Arabic I (I)
This Arabic course is specifically designed for students who have taken Introductory Arabic II (AB102). The course will focus on culture, grammatical structure, and speaking. Reading and writing skills while increasing vocabulary at an advanced level.
Prerequisites: Arabic 102 or have previous experience with the language. (able to read and write)
ML316: International Filmmakers (I)
How does film’s visual language bring us closer to a country’s culture?
This course examines the various representations of cultural traditions through the works of some of the most influential and thought-provoking international filmmakers. Directors include Chantal Akerman (Belgium), Jean-Pierre Bekolo (Cameroon), Icíar Bollaín (Spain), Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey), Arturo Ripstein (Mexico), Michael Haneke (Austria), Chen Kaige (China), Abbas Kiarostami (Iran), Krzysztof Kieslowski (Poland), Akira Kurosawa (Japan), Lucrecia Martel (Argentina), Walter Salles (Brazil), Ousmane Sembène (Senegal), François Truffaut (France), Paolo Virzì (Italy), and others. Students interested in languages, foreign cultures and travel will gain a deeper understanding on the notion of “otherness” as seen through the works of award-winning filmmakers. Prerequisite: none. Offered every three years during the spring semester.