Arabic Language and Cultural Studies

The Arabic Studies program offers classical and modern Arabic literature, Arabic language and linguistics, folklore, the Arab woman, the Maghreb and its peoples, as well as general courses on history and culture.

In the program, you will be able to gain a minor in Arabic Language and Cultural Studies.

Students interested in a minor in Arabic Language and Cultrual Studies should contact Dr. Sayed Omran, Program Coordinator. 

ARB 2142-001 Arab Culture thru Film

ARB 3412-001- TOP: Reading in Arabic Lit II

GIS 4283-001 Global Tea Culture- (offered through GIS)

ARB 2142-Arabic Culture Through Film and Text 

ARB 2143-Arab Culinary Culture

 

 

ARB 1111 Basic Arabic I
Description: Functional use of Modern Standard Arabic for students with no prior knowledge of Arabic. Recitations, readings and oral drills.  6.00credit(s)
Attributes: Arab and Islamic Studies, Arabic
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate

 

ARB 1112 Basic Arabic II
Description: Functional use of Modern Standard Arabic for students with no prior knowledge of Arabic. Recitations, readings and oral drills, supplementary language laboratory work. Prerequisites: ARB 1111 or equivalent or permission of instructor.  6.00credit(s)
Attributes: Arab and Islamic Studies, Arabic
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate

 

ARB 1121 Intermediate Arabic I
Description: Review of grammar and vocabulary. Recitations, readings and oral drills. Supplementary language laboratory work. Prerequisites: ARB 1111 and 1112 or equivalent or permission of instructor.  5.00credit(s)
Attributes: Arab and Islamic Studies, Arabic
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate

 

ARB 1122 Intermediate Arabic II
Description: Review of grammar and vocabulary. Recitations, readings and oral drills. Supplementary language laboratory work. Prerequisites: ARB 1111 and 1112 and 1121 or equivalent or permission of instructor.  5.00credit(s)
Attributes: Arab and Islamic Studies, Arabic
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate

 

ARB 1123 Intermediate Arabic I
Description: Review of grammar and vocabulary. Recitations, readings and oral drills. Supplementary language laboratory work.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Arab and Islamic Studies, Arabic
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: Undergraduate level ARB 1112 Minimum Grade of D-

 

ARB 1124 Intermediate Arabic II
Description: Review of grammar and vocabulary. Recitations, readings and oral drills. Supplementary language laboratory work.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Arab and Islamic Studies, Arabic
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: Undergraduate level ARB 1112 Minimum Grade of D-

 

ARB 1125 Intermediate Arabic III
Description: Review of grammar and vocabulary. Recitations, readings and oral drills. Supplementary language laboratory work.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Arab and Islamic Studies, Arabic
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: Undergraduate level ARB 1112 Minimum Grade of D-

 

ARB 1131 Intensive Adv Arabic I
Description: Advanced communication skills including reading and discussing topics on current events. Supplementary language laboratory work. ARB 1125 or equivalent or permission of instructor.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Arab and Islamic Studies, Arabic
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate

 

ARB 1132 Intensive Adv Arabic II
Description: Advanced communication skills including reading and discussing topics on current events. Supplementary language laboratory work. ARB 1131 or equivalent or permission of instructor.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Arab and Islamic Studies, Arabic
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate

 

ARB 1133 Conversational Arabic I
Description: Intensive practice in conversation with emphasis on developing advance language skills in Arabic. ARB 1132 or equivalent or permission of instructor.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Arabic
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate

 

ARB 1134 Conversational Arabic II
Description: Intensive practice in conversation with emphasis on developing advance language skills in Arabic. ARB 1133 or equivalent or permission of instructor.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Arabic
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate

 

ARB 1141 Intro to Coll Egypt Arabic
Description: Training in the use of colloquial Egyptian Arabic, focusing on listening and speaking skills. Supplementary laboratory work and drills.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Arab and Islamic Studies, Arabic
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate

 

ARB 2100 Arabic Lit in English Trans
Description: The major works of Arabic literature in translation. Conducted in English. Satisfies Diversity Requirement.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Arab and Islamic Studies, Advanced Literature A & S Core, Arabic
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate

 

ARB 2142 Arab Culture Thru Film & Text
Description: Arab culture and civilization with emphasis on the Arab people's contribution to the arts and sciences. Satisfies Diversity Requirement.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Arab and Islamic Studies, Arabic
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate

 

ARB 2143 Arab Culinary Culture
Description: Examines the development and fundamental characteristics of Arab culinary culture. Presenting Arab cuisine elements absorbed from the cultures with which the early Arabs mixed when they migrated from the Arabian Peninsula and settled into the surrounding countries.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Arabic
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate

 

ARB 3412 Special Topics
Description: Advanced study of topics of special interest in Arabic literary and/or cultural studies. May be repeated for credit if topic changes. Fulfills core requirements for Arabic minor.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Arab and Islamic Studies, Arabic, Diversity Requirement 3
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate

 

ARB 5900 ARB: Independent Study
Description: Supervised study, activity or research. May be taken more than once. Prior approval of chair and instructor.  3.00credit(s)
Attributes: Arabic
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate

 

Barbara Romaine with Peter Strothard, of the Times Literary Supplement.

Arabic Professor Barbara Romaine Receives NEA Literature Translation Fellowship.

The NEA Translation Fellowship will support the translation into English of the historical novel A Cloudy Day on the Western Shore by Egyptian writer Mohamed al-Mansi Qandil. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced that Barbara Romaine, a faculty member in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been selected as one of 20 recipients of the NEA Literature Translation Fellowship for 2015.

Profesosr Romaine,  teaches in the Arabic Studies Program in Villanova’s Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies. Please read more.

 

 

The 2011 Saif Ghobash-Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation

Arabic Professor Barbara Romaine is runner-up for her translation of Spectres by Radwa Ashour, published by Arabia Books in the UK and by Interlink Books in the USA. The Award Ceremony took place on Monday 6 February in London. 



 

Contact Information

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Dr. Sayed Omran, Program Coordinator
Garey Hall 34
610.519.6996