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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Fall 2003

MES 381 • Translating Arabic Texts

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39335 TTh
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
wag 420

Course Description

This course will train graduate students to read and translate texts for their masters and doctoral research. It is tailored to meet the needs of advanced Arabic students in Middle Eastern Studies, Arabic Studies, Islamic Studies, Anthropology, and History. Participants will be encouraged to work on texts that are pertinent to their own research interests, while gaining exposure to an array of documentary and literary texts from a variety of eras and localities. There will be a primary emphasis on accuracy and fidelity to the conventions of grammar.

Grading Policy

Translation Term Project 40% Grammar Homework 20% Translation Homework 20% Discussion 20%


Hava, al-Fara'id Dictionary Hans Wehr, Dictionary of Modern Arabic Reading packet with a sampling of modern and classical texts


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