Arabic Minor; Classics

(College of Letters & Science)

Sudipta Sen, Ph.D., Program Director

Program Office. 155 Kerr Hall; 530-754-4926; http://mesa.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://mesa.ucdavis.edu/directory-of-people/affiliated-faculty

Arabic
Units: 20-21
ARB 121
Advanced Arabic (Active)
4
ARB 122
Advanced Arabic (Active)
4
ARB 123
Advanced Arabic (Active)
4
Choose one upper division course in Arabic language or Arabic literature:
4
COM 148
Mystical Literatures of South Asia & the Middle East (Active)
4
COM 155
Classical Literatures of the Islamic World 600-1900 (Active)
4
COM 166
Literatures of the Modern Middle East (Active)
4
Choose one:
4
ARB 140
A Story for a Life: The Arabian Nights (Active)
4
COM 172
A Story for a Life: The Arabian Nights (Active)
4
MSA 121C
A Story for a Life: The Arabian Nights (Active)
4
Choose one additional upper division course in Arabic language or Arabic literature from the list above, or one humanities or social science course from the following
4-5
MSA 111A
Great Cities of Arab Middle East & South Asia (Active)
4
Choose one:
4
COM 175
Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Active)
4
MSA 121A
Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Active)
4
MSA 122A
Themes in the Arabic Novel (Active)
4
Choose one:
4
MSA 150
Women & Islamic Discourses (Active)
4
WMS 185
Women & Islamic Discourses (Active)
4
MSA 181C
Topics in Regional ME/SA Studies: Arab Studies (Active)
4
MSA 182C
Undergraduate Proseminar in Middle East/South Asia: Arab Studies Seminar (Active)
4
Choose one:
4
ARB 140
A Story for a Life: The Arabian Nights (Active)
4
COM 172
A Story for a Life: The Arabian Nights (Active)
4
MSA 121C
A Story for a Life: The Arabian Nights (Active)
4
ANT 142
Peoples of the Middle East (Active)
4
AHI 155
The Islamic City (Active)
4
COM 053C
Literatures of the Islamic World (Active)
4
COM 155
Classical Literatures of the Islamic World 600-1900 (Active)
4
COM 166
Literatures of the Modern Middle East (Active)
4
HIS 006
Introduction to the Middle East (Active)
4
HIS 102R
Undergraduate Proseminar in History: Muslim Societies (Active)
5
HIS 112C
History of Jews in the Muslim World (Active)
4
HIS 115F
History of Modern North Africa, 1800 to the Present (Active)
4
HIS 190A
Middle Eastern History I: The Rise of Islam, 600-1000 (Active)
4
HIS 190B
Middle Eastern History II: The Age of the Crusades, 1001-1400 (Active)
4
HIS 190C
Middle Eastern History III: The Ottomans, 1401-1730 (Active)
4
HIS 193A
History of the Modern Middle East, 1750-1914 (Active)
4
HIS 193B
History of the Modern Middle East, From 1914 (Active)
4
POL 135
International Politics of the Middle East (Active)
4
POL 136
The Arab-Israeli Conflict (Active)
4
RST 060
Introduction to Islam (Active)
4
RST 065C
The Qur'an & Its Interpretation (Active)
4
RST 160
Introduction to Islamic Thought (Active)
4
RST 161
Modern Islam (Active)
4
RST 162
Introduction to Islamic Law (Active)
4
RST 167
Iraq (Active)
4
WMS 178A
Women Writers & the Transnational Imaginary: The Arab World (Active)
4
WMS 184
Gender in the Arab World (Active)
4
Total: 20-21
Courses in ARB:
ARB 001Elementary Arabic 1 (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Introduction to basic Arabic. Interactive and integrated presentation of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, including the alphabet and basic syntax. Focus on standard Arabic with basic skills in spoken Egyptian and/or one other colloquial dialect. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ARB 001AAccelerated Intensive Elementary Arabic (15) Active
Lecture/Discussion—15 hour(s). Special 12-week accelerated, intensive summer session course that combines the work of courses ARB 001, 002, and 003. Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic through development of all language skills in a cultural context with emphasis on communicative proficiency. Not open for credit to students who have completed ARB 001, ARB 002, or ARB 003. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ARB 002Elementary Arabic 2 (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ARB 001; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of basic Arabic from ARB 001. Interactive and integrated presentation of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, including syntax. Focus on standard Arabic and limited use of spoken Egyptian and/or one other colloquial dialect. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ARB 003Elementary Arabic 3 (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ARB 002; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of introduction to basic Arabic from ARB 001 and ARB 002. Interactive and integrated presentation of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, including syntax. Focus on standard Arabic with limited use of spoken Egyptian and/or one other colloquial dialect. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ARB 021Intermediate Arabic 21 (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ARB 003; or Consent of Instructor. Builds on courses ARB 001, ARB 002, and ARB 003. Interactive and integrated presentation of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, including idiomatic expression. Focus on standard Arabic with limited use of Egyptian and/or one other colloquial dialect. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ARB 021AAccelerated Intensive Intermediate Arabic (15) Active
Lecture/Discussion—15 hour(s). Special 12-week accelerated, intensive summer session course that combines the work of courses ARB 021, ARB 022, and ARB 023. Modern Standard Arabic through development of all language skills in a cultural context with emphasis on communicative proficiency. Not open for credit to students who have completed ARB 021, ARB 022, or ARB 023. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ARB 021CColloquial Egyptian Arabic (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Lecture/Lab—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ARB 003; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of the Colloquial Egyptian Arabic covered in the first year of Arabic; ARB 001, ARB 002, and ARB 003. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) when instruction material changes. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ARB 021LColloquial Levantine Arabic (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ARB 003; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of colloquial Levantine Arabic presented in ARB 001, ARB 002 and ARB 003. Integrated presentation of speaking and listening skills in colloquial Levantine Arabic, with reading and writing in Modern Standard Arabic that is related to Levantine cultural production and social life. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ARB 022Intermediate Arabic 22 (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ARB 021; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of ARB 021. Interactive and integrated presentation of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including idiomatic expression. Focus on standard Arabic with limited use of Egyptian and/or one other colloquial dialect. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ARB 022CColloquial Egyptian Arabic (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Lecture/Lab—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ARB 021C; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of the Colloquial Egyptian Arabic covered in first year of Arabic; courses ARB 001, ARB 002, and ARB 003 and the first quarter of Colloquial Arabic ARB 021C. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) when instruction material changes. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ARB 022LColloquial Levantine Arabic (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ARB 021L; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of colloquial Levantine Arabic presented in ARB 021L. Integrated presentation of speaking and listening skills in colloquial Levantine Arabic; reading and writing in Modern Standard Arabic related to Levantine social life. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ARB 023Intermediate Arabic 23 (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ARB 022; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of ARB 021 and ARB 022. Interactive and integrated presentation of Arabic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, including idiomatic expression. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ARB 023CColloquial Egyptian Arabic (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Lecture/Lab—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ARB 022C; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of Colloquial Egyptian Arabic covered in ARB 022C. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) when instruction material changes. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ARB 023LColloquial Levantine Arabic (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ARB 022L; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of colloquial Levantine Arabic presented in ARB 022L. Integrated presentation of speaking and listening skills in colloquial Levantine Arabic; reading and writing in Modern Standard Arabic related to Levantine social life. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ARB 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ARB 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special study. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ARB 101AReadings in Arabic: 600-1850 (4) Active
Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): ARB 123; or Consent of Instructor. Readings in Arabic. Poetry, prose literature, and selections from texts on religion, history, politics, science, philosophy and mysticism. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) when instructor decides there is benefit from additional practice working on the different selections from the same texts or if 50% or more of the texts are different. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, SS, WC, WE. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ARB 121Advanced Arabic (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): ARB 023; or Consent of Instructor. Review, refinement, and development of skills learned in intermediate Arabic through work with texts, video, and audio on cultural and social issues. Integrated approach to reading, writing, listening, speaking primarily standard Arabic, with limited use of one colloquial dialect. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when based on different readings. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ARB 122Advanced Arabic (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ARB 121; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of ARB 121. Further development of advanced skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking standard Arabic through work with texts, video, and audio on cultural and social issues. Limited use of one colloquial dialect. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ARB 123Advanced Arabic (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ARB 122; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of ARB 122. Further development of advanced skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking standard Arabic through work with texts, video, and audio on cultural and social issues. Limited use of one colloquial dialect. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ARB 140A Story for a Life: The Arabian Nights (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. In-depth exploration of The Arabian Nights, the best-known work of pre-modern Arabic literature and a major work of world literature. Analysis of the work in its historical context and in comparison to other frame tales in world literature. (Same course as COM 172, MSA 121C.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ARB 141Readings in Modern Arabic Literature (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): ARB 123; or Consent of Instructor. Readings of modern Arabic poetry and fiction in original format, assisted by instructor-prepared glossaries and other supplementary material. Readings to be followed by class discussion and short writing assignments in Arabic. Open to students at advanced proficiency in Arabic. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) if reading material changes. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ARB 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in advanced Arabic. Materials may include al-Kitaab Part Two or Three, news articles and broadcasts, short stories, poetry, novels, essays, scripture, prophetic traditions, audio recordings, and television and film. May be repeated up to 4 Time(s) when content differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ARB 297Directed Independent Study (4) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s); Independent Study. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Restricted to graduate students. Directed Independent Study on a topic culminating in a term paper. Independent Study may only be arranged with consent of the instructor when graduate seminars are unavailable. Topic varies by instructor. May be repeated up to 5 Time(s) when no graduate seminars are available and topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ARB 299Individual Study (1-12) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Restricted to graduate students. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ARB 396Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Restricted to graduate students. May be repeated up to 18 Time(s). (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.