Arabic 4b Arabic of the Media

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General Information

Prerequisite: Arabic 3b (or the equivalent)

Instructional Materials: Course packet prepared by Al-Mashriq

Contact Hours: 60

Suggested Credit Hours: 4

Next Offered: July 12, 2015 - August 6, 2015


Course Description

In this course, students will be introduced to authentic, unedited Arabic language materials from Arabic newspapers, magazines, TV broadcasts and interviews, and other media.

As with all of our advanced subjects, emphasis will be on developing fluency in oral and written expression through discussions, debates, presentations, and written work.

The topics covered may include but are not limited to the following (students may suggest other topics that interest them to the teacher):

The order of activities for each topic will be:

    1. Reading or listening to a selection before coming to class
    2. Class discussion and/or debate
    3. Oral presentations by the students
    4. Written homework assignments on the same topic

All class discussions and activities are conducted entirely in Arabic.