ARA 560 Advanced Arabic II Select Term:
At this level, the texts contain opinions, hypotheses, and intellectual discussions. Great care has been taken as in the preceding Advanced Arabic I stage in the selection of the texts to include humanities related writings (with special stress on History) of respected Arab intellectuals: literati, journalists and professors from Morocco to the Gulf. The lenght of the texts provided increases steadily so that by the end of the course students are reading full-length editorial articles. In addition, classical texts and poetry with superior linguistic and cultural content are also included. All these texts help students develop competence in reading Classical prose , “heritage” texts and scientific reasearch, which enables them to use Arabic language in their own academic careers.