ARA 386L • ADVANCED SPOKEN MEDIA ARABIC II
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
This the second of a two-course sequence. The objective of both classes is to train advanced students with interest in Middle Eastern & Arab current affairs in print & electronic media in the Arab world. Although the nuances of reporting & speaking publicly will be explored in detail, the course is an Arabic-as-a-foreign-language one. The ultimate objective of the course is for students to be able to conduct a press conference entirely in Arabic. The students will gain deep expertise in & about the Arabic media. We will be looking into the interplay between language, political culture & cultural identity. The course will focus on the two language skills: public speaking & 'public' listening. Students will read, listen to & view authentic & current materials from different Arab media outlets, notably Al-Jazeera & Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC), & some select commentaries by some interesting columnists in the Arabic Press.
Homework and class participation 50% Two presentations 50% (25% each)