ARAB 013. Levantine Arabic
The aim of this course is to introduce, develop, and cultivate Levantine Arabic (LA) speaking, listening, and reading skills. Emphasis is placed on the similarities and differences in spoken Arabic used in everyday situations by Jordanian, Syrian, Lebanese, and Palestinian speakers. Students will learn the phonological and syntactic rules of LA and acquire knowledge of the social and cultural elements embedded within LA, as well as the contexts in which it is used. Students will be exposed to textual and audiovisual materials predominantly in LA.
Prerequisite: Two years of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) or equivalent. Those who have completed one year of MSA and wish to enroll in this course are encouraged to consult with the Arabic Program.
Eligible for ISLM.
Fall 2023. Hanna.
Fall 2024. Hanna.
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: Arabic
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/arabic
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