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Full-Time Arabic Faculty Coordinator Abderrahman Beggar—

What can you do with an Arabic Degree?

Airline Representative Bilingual Educator Bilingual Officer Community Relations Cultural Attaché Cultural Officer Customs/Immigration ESL Instructor Foreign Correspondent Import/Export Trader Interpreter/Translator Media Consultant Mediator Settlement Officer Teacher/Educator Tour Guide Trade Show Organizer

Department of Languages & Literatures Location: 4th Floor Bricker Academic Building Administrative Office: BA405 For more information please contact: Marjana Bilandzic—Admin Assistant Department of Languages & Literatures Phone: (519)884-0710 ext.2398 E-mail: Office: BA405

Wilfrid Laurier University Department of Languages & Literatures 75 University Ave W Waterloo, ON, N2L 3C5 (519)884-0710 ext.2398 (519)884-7369 FAX E-mail:


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Course Requirements: The Minor in Arabic offers the possibility to obtain a working knowledge of the language while presenting students with a cultural understanding of the regions where Arabic is spoken. Arabic could be used as a component of the Honours BA in Languages, as language III. The Minor in Arabic Studies consists of 3.0 credits, 2.0 are in the target language (AB101, AB102, AB201, and AB202) and 1.0 credit of courses taught in the English language from the following list: AR226 Byzantine and Early Islamic Archaeology GS422 Dialogue and Critique in an Age of Terror HI265 The Modern Middle East HI367 The Middle East and the Cold War MZ200 Introduction to Muslim Studies MZ201/RE213 Religious Heritage of Islam NE102 Myth, Epic and Poetry of the Ancient Near East and Egypt ML300G Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Medieval World RE101 Religions of the Americas: Asian and Middle Eastern RE227 Religions and Cultures of the Middle East WS307 Gender and Social Politics in Contemporary Muslim Societies

Course Offerings in 2013-2014 AB101 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I This course will introduce students to Arabic as a language and a culture. The emphasis will be put initially on speaking and listening with authentic audio, video material. This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge in Arabic. AB102 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic II A continuation of AB101. In this second course, the emphasis will be put foremost on improving reading and writing skills through the use of authentic material. Speaking and listening comprehension skills and cultural elements will be further developed. AB201 Intermediate Arabic I A practical course which reviews Arabic grammar and helps students to achieve fluency in oral and written skills. The objective is to develop writing, reading and listening skills in order to be able to read and understand a variety of texts, and to converse and write in the target language using new structures, verbs, tenses, and a wide range of new vocabulary related to daily, intellectual and professional life. AB202 (U of W Cross-Registration) Intermediate Arabic II In this course students will learn advanced grammatical structures, expand their vocabulary and practice writing, listening and communicating skills. Students will be able to write short documents, converse in Arabic, master more complex grammatical aspects, understand cultural nuances, and make oral presentations in the target language.

HBA in LANGUAGES Requirement with Arabic as Language III: 2.0 credits in Arabic

Why study ARABIC at Wilfrid Laurier? If you want to understand the Arab Muslim world, there is no better way to start than learning Arabic. Arabic is spoken in many countries. Officially, 280 million people speak Arabic in the Arab world. From West Africa to the Middle East, Modern Standard Arabic is the key. Learning Arabic can open doors of communication in many disciplines: religious studies, global studies, history, archaeology, journalism, communication studies, business and more.

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