University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus
ARAB 3811 - Egyptian Colloquial Arabic I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
This course is designed for students of Arabic who have taken a minimum of two semesters of Modern Standard Arabic (ARAB 1101 and 1102), or the equivalent thereof as determined by a placement test. The course provides training in the fundamentals of Egyptian Colloquial Arabic, one of the most widely-spoken and widely-understood Arabic vernaculars. Students practice the expression and comprehension of communicative needs in a variety of daily-life, informal situations. In addition, they are acquainted with a range of authentic cultural materials (film, TV broadcasts, songs) in Egyptian Arabic. The course relies heavily on oral practice and class periods are designed to be interactive. This course is open to non-native speakers and non-heritage learners of Arabic only. It cannot be taken in lieu of ARAB 3101 or ARAB 3102 to fulfill the CLA second language requirement; it can, however, be taken concurrently with these classes. Credit will not be granted if student has already taken ARAB 3900 Fall 2015, Summer 2016