AAPTIS 101 - Elementary Modern Standard Arabic, I
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies (AAPTIS)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
Credits:
5
Waitlist Capacity:
7
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This is the first of a two-term sequence in elementary Arabic. It is designed for students who want to study Arabic for academic and communication purposes. It starts with an introduction to the phonology and script of Modern Standard Arabic combined with oral basic communication practice. This is followed by combined training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing supported by DVDs. The course follows the proficiency-communicative approach with special emphasis on functional language use. There is focus on simple interactive communicative tasks involving teacher-student, student-student, and group interactions. Reading and cultural skills are developed through simple short texts and situational dialogues.

Course requirements include daily attendance of classes, preparation of all assigned materials, vocabulary, grammar, oral and written drills, listening and reading passages and writing answers to certain drills and questions based on the listening and reading passages as well as filling out forms and supplying biographical information.

Evaluation is based on active participation in all aspects of class, as well as all homework assignments, quizzes, and exams.

Textbooks
  • Alif-Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds, by Brustad et al.
  • Al-Kitab, Part One, by K. Brustad et al. (Lessons 1-7).
  • Hans Wehr's Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic.
  • English Grammar for Students of Arabic by Ernest McCarus.

AAPTIS 101 - Elementary Modern Standard Arabic, I
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
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12117
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MW 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (REC)
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12119
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TuTh 10:00AM - 12:00PM
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (REC)
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12121
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0
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 12:00PM
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (REC)
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12123
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MW 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (REC)
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30923
Open
1
 
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MW 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
006 (REC)
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37545
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4
 
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MW 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
007 (REC)
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40211
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0
 
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MW 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
008 (REC)
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44465
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MW 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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Note:
For my Section 001 only, we are using "Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sound" by Brustad et.al. for learning the alphabet, before moving on to main textbook. Be sure to purchase this textbook, and NOT the other alphabet textbook "Arabic Sounds and Letters" used in other sections.
ISBN: 0879500034
A dictionary of modern written Arabic (Arabic-English), Author: Hans Wehr ; edited by J. Milton Cowan., Publisher: Spoken Language Services 4th ed. co 1994
Optional
ISBN: 158901104X
al-Kita?b fi? ta?allum al-?Arabi?yah, ma?a aqra?s? DVD. al-Juz? al-awwal, Author: Brustad, Kristen., Publisher: Georgetown University Press 2004
Required
ISBN: 1589011023
Alif Baa introduction to Arabic letters and sounds, Author: Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi, Publisher: Georgetown Univ. Press 2. ed. 2004
Required
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