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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


College of Letters and Science


ARABIC Arabic



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101 First Semester Arabic. 5 cr. U. For students with no previous knowledge of Arabic. Emphasis on one standard dialect. Language laboratory required.|Open to native speakers of Arabic only w/cons instr. Prereq: none.
102 Second Semester Arabic. 5 cr. U. Elements of reading and writing contemporary literary Arabic.|Open to native speakers of Arabic only w/cons instr. Prereq: Arabic 101(P). Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (4 retro crs).
111 Cultures and Civilizations of the Muslim Middle East. 3 cr. U. Muslim Middle East through historical and ethnographic materials; reading of Quran and some modern literature.|Prereq: none.
164 Arabs and Islam in America. 3 cr. U. History of Arab immigration, experience of Arabs, and nature of Islam and Islamic communities in America.|Prereq: none.
197 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.|Retakable w/ change in topic. Prereq: acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
199 Independent Study. 1-3 cr. U. For further information, consult dept chair.|Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair & asst dean for SAS.
201 Third Semester Arabic. 5 cr. U. Continuation of 102. Further practice in the standard language. Study of weak verbs and quadrilateral verbs. Relative and conditional sentences.|Open to native speakers of Arabic only w/cons instr. Prereq: Arabic 102(P). Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (8 retro crs).
202 Fourth Semester Arabic. 5 cr. U. Continuation of 201. Noun forms. Use of cases. Particles and prepositions. Introduction to Arabic verse.|Open to native speakers of Arabic only w/cons instr. Prereq: Arabic 201(P). Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (12 retro crs).
289 Internship in Arabic, Lower Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of basic principles of Arabic in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: intro course in Arabic; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
297 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
299 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
301 Fifth Semester Arabic. 3 cr. U. Continuation of Arabic 202. Root and pattern systems; complex sentence structure; continued development of conversation and writing skills; strategies in reading culturally-oriented texts.|Open to native speakers of Arabic only w/cons instr. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (16 retro crs). Prereq: Arabic 202(P).
302 Sixth Semester Arabic. 3 cr. U. Continuation of Arabic 301. More complex grammatical forms; vocabulary building principles; continued development of skills in conversation, reading, writing, culturally-oriented readings, and films.|Open to native speakers of Arabic only w/cons instr. Prereq: Arabic 301(P). Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (16 retro crs).
397 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.|Retakable w/ change in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
404 Introduction to Translation: Arabic to English. 3 cr. U. Translating a variety of texts from Arabic to English, including media articles, political texts, and literary and consumer-oriented texts. Identifying and developing translation strategies.|Prereq: jr st; grade B or better in Arabic 302(P) or equiv, or cons instr.
489 Internship in Arabic, Upper Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of advanced principles of Arabic in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 300-level or above course in Arabic; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
499 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
514 Advanced Translation: Arabic to English. 3 cr. U. Translating texts from Arabic to English, including media articles, political texts, literary and consumer-oriented texts. Identifying and developing translation strategies; proofreading and editing own work.|Prereq: Arabic 404(P) or cons instr.
597 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.|Retakable w/ change in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
697 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.|Retakable w/ change in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
699 Advanced Independent Study. 1-3 cr. U. Advanced independent work under the supervision of a faculty member. For more information, consult dept chair.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 gpa; cons instr, dept chair, & assoc dean for SAS.

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