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Arabic Courses

E.g. 2016-2017

ARABLANG 1: First-Year Arabic, First Quarter

(Formerly AMELANG 1A.) One-year sequence designed to develop beginning proficiency, with additional emphasis is on reading and writing standard Arabic.

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 1A: Accelerated First-Year Arabic, Part I

Completes first-year sequence in two rather than three quarters. For students with previous knowledge of Arabic. Prerequisite: Placement Test or consent of instructor.

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 2: First-Year Arabic, Second Quarter

(Formerly AMELANG 1B.) One-year sequence designed to develop beginning proficiency, with additional emphasis on reading and writing standard Arabic. nPrerequisite: Placement Test, ARABLANG 1.

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 2A: Accelerated First-Year Arabic, Part II

Completes first-year sequence in two rather than three quarters. For students with previous knowledge of Arabic. Prerequisite: Placement Test, completion of ARABLANG 1A. This course fulfills the University Foreign Language Requirement.

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 3: First-Year Arabic, Third Quarter

(Formerly AMELANG 1C.) Continuation of ARABLANG 2. One-year sequence designed to develop beginning proficiency, with additional emphasis on reading and writing standard Arabic (<i>fusha</i>). Fulfills the University Foreign Language Requirement. Prerequisite: Placement Test, ARABLANG 2.

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ARABLANG 10: Arabic Calligraphy

(Formerly AMELANG 30). Arabic calligraphy stipulates no artistic skill for one to appreciate it and is the supreme art form of the Islamic world. Other Islamic arts (architecture, metal work, ceramics, glass, and textiles) draw on calligraphy as their principal source of embellishment. Interactive lecture-workshop sketches its development and illustrates the forms of Arabic calligraphy in use today. Prerequisite: knowledge of Arabic script and Arabic writing.

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 14A: Short Stories and Poetry from the Arab World - Part I

(Formerly AMELANG 34). Short Stories and Poetry from the Arab World - Selections of short stories and poetry written by contemporary Arab writers. Discussion and analysis of representative samples spanning a wide spectrum of the Arab world, e.g., Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen. The creative impulses and cultural symbols involved in the interpretation of each work. The stories and poetry illustrate the rich diversity of the Arab world and accentuate the various cultural issues and forces influencing Arab writers. Pr-requisite: completion of 2nd year Arabic or equivalent.

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 21: Second-Year Arabic, First Quarter

(Formerly AMELANG 11A.) One-year sequence designed to develop intermediate proficiency, with additional emphasis on functional applications and reading and writing standard Arabic. Prerequisite: Placement Test, ARABLANG 3.

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 21A: Accelerated Second-Year Arabic, Part I

Completes second-year sequence in two rather than three quarters. For students with previous knowledge of Arabic. Prerequisite: Placement Test, ARABLANG 2A.

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ARABLANG 21H: Second-Year Arabic for Heritage Learners, First Quarter

(Formerly AMELANG 11H). For students with home background or study/living experience in the Arab world. Designed to develop reading, writing, speaking and listening abilities in Arabic, as well as cultural knowledge. The course offers Arabic heritage and semi-heritage learners an opportunity to reactivate and expand their skills while studying both Modern Standard and Colloquial Arabic (Levantine Arabic) formally in an academic setting. Prerequisite: Placement Test, ARABLANG 3H.

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 22: Second-Year Arabic, Second Quarter

(Formerly AMELANG 11B.) Continuation of ARABLANG 21. One-year sequence designed to develop intermediate proficiency, with additional emphasis on functional applications and reading and writing standard Arabic. Prerequisite:Placement Test, ARABLANG 21.

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 22A: Accelerated second-Year Arabic, Part II

Completes Second-year sequence in two rather than three quarters. For students with previous knowledge of Arabic. Prerequisite: Placement Test, ARABLANG 22A.

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 22H: Second-Year Arabic for Heritage Learners, Second Quarter

(Formerly AMELANG 12H). Continuation of ARABLANG 21H. For students with home background or study/living experience in the Arab world. Designed to develop reading, writing, speaking and listening abilities in Arabic, as well as cultural knowledge. The course offers Arabic heritage and semi-heritage learners an opportunity to reactivate and expand their skills while studying both Modern Standard and Colloquial Arabic (Levantine Arabic) formally in an academic setting. Prerequisite: Placement Test, ARABLANG 21H.

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 23: Second-Year Arabic, Third Quarter

(Formerly AMELANG 11C.) Continuation of ARABLANG 22. One-year sequence designed to develop intermediate proficiency, with additional emphasis on functional applications and reading and writing standard Arabic. Prerequisite: Placement Test, ARABLANG 22.

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 23H: Second-Year Arabic for Heritage Learners, Third Quarter

(Formerly AMELANG 13H). Continuation of ARABLANG 22H. For students with home background or study/living experience in the Arab world. Designed to develop reading, writing, speaking and listening abilities in Arabic, as well as cultural knowledge. The course offers Arabic heritage and semi-heritage learners an opportunity to reactivate and expand their skills while studying both Modern Standard and Colloquial Arabic (Levantine Arabic) formally in an academic setting. Prerequisite: Placement Test, ARABLANG 22H.

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 125A: Colloquial Arabic, First Quarter

(Formerly AMELANG 25A.) Sources include authentic videotaped conversations with native speakers, conversations, and texts of these conversations to enhance comprehension and improve aural skills. Prerequisite: 2 years of Arabic.

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 125B: Conversational/Colloquial Arabic, Second Quarter

Formerly AMELANG 25B.) Continuation of ARABLANG 125A. Sources include authentic videotaped conversations with native speakers, conversations, and texts of these conversations to enhance comprehension and improve aural skills. Prerequisite: ARABLANG 125A (Colloquial Levantine)nMay be repeated for credit

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ARABLANG 125C: Colloquial Arabic, Third Quarter

(Formerly AMELANG 25C.) Continuation of ARABLANG 125B. Sources include authentic videotaped conversations with native speakers, conversations, and texts of these conversations to enhance comprehension and improve aural skills. Prerequisite: ARABLANG 125B. Colloquial Levantine nMay be repeated for credit

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ARABLANG 127: Intermediate to Advanced Conversation

Students develop communication skills (listening and speaking) in Arabic while discussing real-life issues, current events, and cultural topics. Pronunciation, vocabulary development, and group discussion skills are stressed. May be taken concurrently with other Arabic courses. Prerequisite: Completion of First-Year Arabic.

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 131: Third-Year Arabic, First Quarter

(Formerly AMELANG 21A.) Continuation of ARABLANG 23. One-year sequence designed to develop advanced proficiency with emphasis on complex and compound sentences through use of literary works, media Arabic, the Internet, and cultural productions. Prerequisite: Placement Test, ARABLANG 23.

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 131H: Third-Year Arabic for Heritage Learners, First Quarter

Continuation of ARABLANG 23H. Prerequisite ARABLANG 23H.

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 132: Third-Year Arabic, Second Quarter

(Formerly AMELANG 21B.) Continuation of ARABLANG 131. One-year sequence designed to develop advanced proficiency with emphasis on complex and compound sentences through use of literary works, media Arabic, the Internet, and cultural productions. Prerequisite: Placement Test, ARAB;AMG 131.

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 132H: Third-Year Arabic for Heritage Learners, Second Quarter

Continuation of ARABLANG 131H. Prerequisite: ARABLANG 131H.

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 133: Third-Year Arabic, Third Quarter

(Formerly AMELANG 21C.) Continuation of ARABLANG 132. One-year sequence designed to develop advanced proficiency with emphasis on complex and compound sentences through use of literary works, media Arabic, the Internet, and cultural productions. Prerequisite: Placement Test, ARABLANG 132.

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 133H: Third-Year Arabic for Heritage Learners, Third Quarter

Continuation of ARABLANG 132H. Prerequisite: ARABLANG 132H.

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 141: Fourth-Year Arabic, First Quarter

(Formerly AMELANG 23A.) Prerequisite: three years of Arabic.

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 142: Fourth-Year Arabic, Second Quarter

(Formerly AMELANG 23B.) Continuation of ARABLANG 141.Prerequisite: ARABLANG 141.

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 143: Fourth-Year Arabic, Third Quarter

(Formerly AMELANG 23C.) Continuation of ARABLANG 142. Prerequisite ARABLANG 142.

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 297: Directed Reading

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 394: Graduate Studies in Arabic Conversation

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 395: Graduate Studies in Arabic

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 24: Arabic Skills Workshop

Emphasis on the necessary Arabic skills (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking) needed by students to use Arabic at the Advanced level. The course is designed to deal with more complex texts and selected authentic audio materials of different styles and genres. Prerequisite: three years of Arabic or instructor's permission.

2016-2017
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ARABLANG 10SC: Arabic in America: Culture and People

Do you speak Arabic at home? Are you studying Arabic at Stanford? Have you done a year of Arabic study elsewhere? If you answer yes to any one of these questions then &quot;Arabic in America: Culture and People&quot; might be for you. Our intensive course is designed to improve your command of Arabic while living in an active community of Arabic speakers and learners. We will be talking about films, poetry, politics, religion, gender and much more--all the while practicing how to talk to people, read newspapers, recite poetry, write emails, all with the goal of communicating better in Arabic. Our immersive experience will include: mosques and churches in the Bay Area and beyond, cultural festivals, research in the Hoover Archive, film, music, food, culture, and politics. Whether it is a trip to the beach or a classroom session on Arabic gender and sexuality, we will be talking in Arabic. All Arabic is welcome, from Morrocan or Iraqi colloquial (and everywhere in between) to Quranic recitation and Classical poetry.

2016-2017
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