ARAB 3206 - Intensive Arabic II
(GB) Satisfies Option 1. (CU-ITL)
Fall. 12 credits. Letter grades only.
Prerequisite: ARAB 1202 or permission of instructor.
This immersion course covers the equivalent of ARAB 1203 - Intermediate Arabic I , ARAB 2202 - Intermediate Arabic II , and ARAB 3201 - Advanced Arabic I . We will continue to develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing through the extensive use of graded materials on a wide variety of topics (education, food, health, sports, religion, politics, economics, etc.).
While more attention is given to developing native-like pronunciation and grammatical accuracy than in ARAB 1201 or ARAB 1202 , the main focus of the course will be on encouraging fluency and facility in understanding the language and communicating ideas in it both orally and in written form. Building on the foundation started in Elementary Arabic, the course will continue introducing Arab society, history, and culture. Oral and written expression will be developed through discussions of issues presented in the listening and reading selections, which will be followed by free composition exercises built around topics of interest to individual students.
Upon completing the course students will be able to enroll in ARAB 3202 - Advanced Arabic II , regularly offered in the spring semester, or take content courses such as Modern Arabic Literature, Arab Society and Culture, and Current Events in the Arabic Media offered at Cornell or at Arabic-speaking academic institutions where Arabic is the language of instruction.
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