University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus
ARAB 3812 - Egyptian Colloquial Arabic II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
As the continuation of ARAB 3811 Egyptian Colloquial Arabic I, this course focuses on further developing oral expression and comprehension skills in Egyptian Arabic. By practicing the target language, students explore important elements of Egyptian culture and history and engage with a dynamic cross-section of authentic media and cultural material including film, television, news, and music. The course relies heavily on oral practice and class periods are designed to be interactive. Textbooks used are Samia Louis' Kallimni 'Arabi and Kallimni 'Arabi Aktar. The course is designed for students of Arabic who have completed Egyptian Colloquial Arabic I, or the equivalent thereof, as determined by a placement test. This course is open to non-native speakers and non-heritage learners of Arabic only. As a 3-credit course, 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 Spring 2016, Summer 2016