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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions A Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures ALMC
Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures ALMC

Instruction offered by members of the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures in the Faculty of Arts.

All students wishing to take Arabic language courses for the first time must consult the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures to be placed in an appropriate course. Native speakers are not eligible to take language courses, but are eligible to take Arabic literature, linguistics and culture courses such as Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 317, 319, 353, 358 or 359.

Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 202       Beginners Arabic I
A comprehensive course for students with no prior knowledge of the language. Includes training in listening, speaking, reading and writing of Modern Standard Arabic in its cultural context.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(4-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School.
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Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 204       Beginners Arabic II
Continuation of Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 202.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(4-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 202.
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Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 301       Continuing Arabic I
A comprehensive course that includes further training in listening, speaking, reading and writing Modern Standard Arabic in its cultural context. Development of increased sophistication in language production and cultural understanding.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(4-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 204.
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Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 303       Continuing Arabic II
A continuation of Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 301.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(4-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 301.
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Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 309       Arabic Culture in an Immersion Setting
Introduction to contemporary Arabic culture through research projects and life experience.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 204.
Corequisite(s):
Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 311.
Notes:
Normally offered during Spring/Summer intersessions in an Arabic-speaking country.
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Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 311       Modern Standard Arabic Language
Stresses oral skills and cultural understanding in an immersion setting. While the focus will be on speaking and aural comprehension, reading and writing will also be covered.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 204.
Corequisite(s):
Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 309.
Notes:
Normally offered during Spring/Summer intersessions in an Arabic-speaking country. A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 313       Reading Classical Arabic
An introduction to Arabic grammar and syntax through readings of classical sources.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(4-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 204.
Also known as:
(formerly Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 213)
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Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 317       Muslim Civilization I
Comparative study of Muslim civilization from Africa, the Arab and Persianate world, Asia and the West up to the end of the eighteenth century.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
Taught in English.
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Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 319       Muslim Civilization II
Comparative study of Muslim civilization from Africa, the Arab and Persianate world, Asia, and the West focusing on the developments of the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
Taught in English. May be repeated for a maximum credit of 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents).  
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 331       Intermediate Arabic I
A comprehensive course that increases the command of the structure of modern standard Arabic through reading materials; develops reading and writing skills and comprehension. Development of increased sophistication in language production and cultural understanding.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 303.
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Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 333       Intermediate Arabic II
A continuation of Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 331.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 331.
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Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 343       Colloquial Spoken Arabic I

Introduction to the everyday spoken language used in Arabic-speaking countries.

343.01. Egyptian
343.02. Levantine
343.03. Gulf Varieties
343.04. Moroccan


Course Hours:
3 units; H(4-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 204.
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Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 345       Colloquial Spoken Arabic II

A continuation of the everyday spoken language used in Arabic-speaking countries.

345.01. Egyptian
345.02. Levantine
345.03. Gulf Varieties
345.04. Moroccan


Course Hours:
3 units; H(4-0)
Prerequisite(s):
The corresponding language in Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 343.
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Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 353       Arabic Language and Linguistics
Provides an understanding of what is meant by ‘Arabic,’ both as a language and a language system by developing a structural understanding of Arabic through the introduction of linguistic concepts and topics.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 204.
Notes:
Taught in English.
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Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 358       Cinema of Muslim Societies

Exploration of the diversity of national and regional cinemas in predominantly Muslim societies of the world.

358.01.  Muslim Cultures through Film 
358.02.  Arab Cinema Past and Present
358.03.  Lebanese Cinema: The Civil War and Beyond
358.04.  Iranian Cinema after the Islamic Revolution
358.05.  New Turkish Cinema


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Notes:
Taught in English. This course does not count as a prerequisite to other senior Arabic courses.
Also known as:
(formerly Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 357)
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Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 359       Literature of Muslim Societies
Study of literary texts within the context of the rich, diverse traditions and cultures of predominantly Muslim societies of the world.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
Taught in English.
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