Course Category: Arabic | Level 1 Course
Course Code: ARA 100
Instructor: Anse Nishat Lal
Length: 1 term (14 weeks)
Course Dates: January 20 - April 27, 2020
Timings: Mondays, 7:00 am CST/1:00 pm UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.
Classes last approximately 1 hour each. Live attendance is not required but recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.
Daylight savings time will end in
the United States on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Depending on where you live, this
may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied
at all, class will be one hour earlier starting March 8.
Offered: This course is offered every term.
- Students should be women above the age of 17.
- No previous knowledge of Arabic is needed at this level.
Summary: This course provides an introduction to Arabic reading and writing skills and a basic understanding of the language for students who have little or no previous knowledge of Arabic. The course will be divided into two parts: the first focusing on Arabic script and phonetic decoding, and the second part equipping students with the ability to identify fundamental features of Quranic Arabic script and phonology. By the end of the course, students will be able to read fluently, write what they hear proficiently and navigate their way through the Quran independently. They will feel confident in the foundations of the language and will be ready to move on to introductory study of Arabic grammar. The reading skills obtained in this course will also provide a springboard for future learning of tajwīd (the science of Quranic recitation).
- Arabic Alphabet
- Short & Long Vowels
- Permanent & Connecting Hamza
- Sun and Moon Letters
- Points of Articulation
Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, and review and sit for a mid term and a final exam.
Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. The placement test can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level.
Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable
Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.
$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)
$20.00 late registration fee after January 18th (if seats are available)
Auditing is not available for Arabic courses. To achieve the full benefit, coursework should be completed as assigned.
Text: Handouts will be provided through the course forum.
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