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University of Calgary Calendar 2022-2023 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions A Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures ALMC
Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures ALMC

For more information about these courses see the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures website: arts.ucalgary.ca/languages-linguistics-literatures-cultures.

Language Placement information see 4.35 Placement in Language Courses.

For permission to enrol in Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 202, please follow the instructions at Assessment and Placement. If you have questions, contact the program advisor at almcadv@ucalgary.ca.

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; (4-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures.
Notes:
See 4.59 Placement in Language Courses.
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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; (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; (3-0)
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; (3-0)
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 in an Arabic-speaking country.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 204.
Corequisite(s):
Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 311.
Notes:
May be offered as part of a group study program. Additional fees will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 311       Modern Standard Arabic Language
Stresses oral skills and cultural understanding in an immersion setting in an Arabic-speaking country. While the focus will be on speaking and aural comprehension, reading and writing will also be covered.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 204.
Corequisite(s):
Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 309.
Notes:
May be offered as part of a group study program. Additional fees will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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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; (3-0)
Notes:
Taught in English.
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Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 319       Topics in 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; (3-0)
Notes:
Taught in English. May be repeated for a maximum credit of 9 units.     
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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 303.
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Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 334       Topics in Intermediate Arabic II
Increases reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in Modern Standard Arabic through the study of a given topic. Topics may include Arabic news media, literature, and historical texts. A continuation of Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 331.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 331.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 343       Topics in Colloquial Spoken Arabic I

Introduction to the everyday spoken language used in a particular Arabic-speaking country or region. Spoken varieties of Arabic taught may include Egyptian, Levantine, Gulf Varieties, and North African.


Course Hours:
3 units; (4-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 204.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 345       Topics in Colloquial Spoken Arabic II
A continuation of the everyday spoken language used in a particular Arabic-speaking country or region. Spoken varieties of Arabic taught may include Egyptian, Levantine, Gulf Varieties, and North African.
Course Hours:
3 units; (4-0)
Prerequisite(s):
The corresponding language in Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 343.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 354       Topics in Arabic Language and Linguistics
Exploration of aspects of the Arabic language through classical and modern sources. Topics may include the history of the Arabic language, Arabic in Muslim contexts, the varieties of Arabic, Arabic linguistics, and the grammatical tradition.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 204.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 358       Topics in Cinema of Muslim Societies
Exploration of the diversity of national and regional cinemas in predominantly Muslim societies of the world.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-3)
Notes:
Taught in English.
Also known as:
(formerly Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 357)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 360       Topics in Muslim Literatures
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; (3-0)
Notes:
Taught in English.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 413       Reading Classical Arabic
An introduction to Arabic texts, grammar and syntax through readings of classical sources.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 301.
Also known as:
(formerly Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 313)
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Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 430       Directed Studies in Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures
Topics may include textual traditions, cultural patterns, historical periods, or social movements in the field of Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures.
Course Hours:
3 units; (12 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 499       Topics in the Study of Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures
Study of topics in the fields of Arabic language, literature, or culture, or Muslim cultures.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
3 units in a course labelled Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures at the 300 level or above.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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