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Arabic Language and Literature

Provide students with basic competencies in Arabic Language and Literature as an interdisciplinary approach.

  • Promote students’ competence in the trends of literature, linguistics and criticism and its historic stages.
  • Foster students’ mindful and critical sense of belonging to their living and dynamic language and their cultural heritage.
  • Correctly use the language in different means of communication.
  • Analyze texts, in particular the literary genre.
  • Infer texts. Learn general rhetoric, literary and linguistic rules inductively; and construct their own texts in accordance with the language syntax and styles.
Minor in Arabic Language and Literature Requirements (21 credit hours)

1. Department Requirements (12 credit hours):

Course #

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

ARAB231

Introduction to Arabic Literature

ARAB136

ARAB232

Introduction to Arabic Linguistics

ARAB136

ARAB233

Arabic Grammar I

ARAB136

ARAB237

Arabic Grammar II

ARAB233

 

2. Department Elective Courses (9 credit hours) of the following: 

CR. HOURS.

Course #

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

credit hoursof

ARAB234

PreIslamic Literature

ARAB136

ARAB333 

Abbasid Literature

ARAB235 or Dept. Approval

credit hours of

ARAB432 

Arabic Modern Literature

Seniors

ARAB436

Trends in Palestinian Literature

Seniors

3 credit hours from Dept. Courses not including ARAB238


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