Minor Concentration Arabic Language (18 credits)

Offered by: Islamic Studies     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

The Minor Concentration in Arabic Language provides students with comprehensive training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Arabic.

For information about instructors and course descriptions, visit the program’s website at http://www.mcgill.ca/mes/.

This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration in World Islamic and Middle East Studies.

Complementary Courses

18 credits of Arabic language (3 levels) from the list below.

In the case of Introductory Arabic (9 credits), the extra 3 credits will be counted as electives.

  • ISLA 521D1 Introductory Arabic (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Modern Standard Arabic. Focus on the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, with an emphasis on the functional use of the language.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Hala Jawlakh, David Nancekivell (Fall)

    • Fall and Winter

    • 5 lecture hours and laboratory

    • Prerequisite: Placement Test or permission of instructor

    • Students must register for both ISLA 521D1 and ISLA 521D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ISLA 521D1 and ISLA 521D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • ISLA 521D2 Introductory Arabic (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : See ISLA 521D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Hala Jawlakh, David Nancekivell (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 521D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ISLA 521D1 and ISLA 521D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • ISLA 522 Lower Intermediate Arabic (6 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : The course brings students to the intermediate level, using authentic materials and emphasizing reading and grammar analysis more than the introductory level. It uses the communicative approach, stressing active participation in class discussions. It focuses on writing skills and developing vocabulary. Students should speak Arabic at all times.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Shokry Gohar, Hala Jawlakh, David Nancekivell (Fall) Shokry Gohar, Hala Jawlakh, David Nancekivell (Winter)

    • Summer

    • 3 hours and laboratory

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 521D1/D2 or equivalent, Placement Test, or permission of instructor.

  • ISLA 522D1 Lower Intermediate Arabic (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : The course brings students to the intermediate level, using authentic materials and emphasizing reading and grammar analysis more than the introductory level. It uses the communicative approach, stressing active participation in class discussions. It focuses on writing skills and developing vocabulary. Students should speak Arabic at all times.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Shokry Gohar, Hala Jawlakh, David Nancekivell (Fall)

  • ISLA 522D2 Lower Intermediate Arabic (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : The course brings students to the intermediate level, using authentic materials and emphasizing reading and grammar analysis more than the introductory level. It uses the communicative approach, stressing active participation in class discussions. It focuses on writing skills and developing vocabulary. Students should speak Arabic at all times.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Shokry Gohar, Hala Jawlakh, David Nancekivell (Winter)

  • ISLA 523D1 Higher Intermediate Arabic (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Uses authentic materials to bring students to the higher intermediate level. Uses the communicative approach and emphasizes writing and reading analysis more than the previous level. Students are taught to produce more precise and coherent articles and develop a solid vocabulary and repertoire of common phrases. Classes are in Arabic.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: David Nancekivell, Shokry Gohar (Fall)

    • Fall and Winter

    • 3 hours and laboratory

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 522D1/D2 or equivalent, Placement Test, or permission of instructor.

    • Students must register for both ISLA 523D1 and ISLA 523D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ISLA 523D1 and ISLA 523D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • ISLA 523D2 Higher Intermediate Arabic (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Uses authentic materials to bring students to the higher intermediate level. Uses the communicative approach and emphasizes writing and reading analysis more than the previous level. Students are taught to produce more precise and coherent articles and develop a solid vocabulary and repertoire of common phrases. Classes are in Arabic.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Shokry Gohar, David Nancekivell, Robert Wisnovsky (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 523D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ISLA 523D1 and ISLA 523D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • ISLA 524 Advanced Arabic 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Advanced level of the Arabic language study.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Shokry Gohar (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 523D1/D2, Placement Test, or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ISLA 624 or ISLA 624D1/2.

    • Note: Language of instruction is Arabic.

  • ISLA 525 Advanced Arabic 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Advanced level of the Arabic language study.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 524 or ISLA 624, Placement Test, or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ISLA 624D1/2 or ISLA 625.

    • Note: Language of instruction is Arabic.

Faculty of Arts—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)