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Lahore University of Management Sciences

LANG124ARABIC1
Spring201617


Instructor Dr.HafizAbdulQadeer
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CourseBasics
CreditHours 4
Lecture(s) No.ofLec(s)PerWeek:2(Two) Duration:110minutes
Recitation/Lab(per N/A Duration:N/A
week)
Tutorial(perweek) N/A Duration:N/A

CourseDistribution
Core
Elective Elective
OpenforStudent Openforeveryone
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CloseforStudent
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COURSEDESCRIPTION
ThisisanintroductorylanguagecourseforthosewithoutanybackgroundintheArabiclanguage.Arabicisoneof
therichestandoldestlivinglanguagesoftheworld,spokenbynearlythreehundredmillionpeopleinapproximately
thirtycountriesinWestAsiaandNorthAfrica.Becauseofitsreligiousandculturalsignificance,ithasbeenwidelyused
inthewholeIslamicworldduringthepastfourteenhundredyears.TheQuran,ahadith(theProphetstraditions)and
adiverseandextremelyrichbodyofreligiouswritingsinArabicmakethelanguageparticularlyattractivetoMuslims.
Ontheotherhand,theveryeleganceofArabicliteraturethatevolvedduringalongspanofnearlyfifteenhundred
yearsmakesitappealingtoallthoseinterestedincomparativeliteratureandhistory.NotonlyisArabiconeofthesix
major international languages used officially by the UNO, it is almost universally offered in most prestigious
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universitiesintheWestaswellasinuniversitiesinotherpartsoftheworld.
Because of the historical and cultural connections of Pakistan with the Near East and its close geographical
proximity with the Arab world, Arabic has and continues to influence the life, regional histories and cultures of
Pakistan.Itisthereforeespeciallysignificantforourstudents.

COURSEPREREQUISITE(S)

None

COURSEOBJECTIVES
Tohelpstudentsacquirebasicskillsinreading,writingandunderstandingArabic.
SinceArabicvocabulariesformamajorcomponentofUrdu,Punjabi,Sindhi,Pashtu,Baluchiandmostof
theotherlanguagesofPakistan,thiscoursewillgreatlyhelpstudentsachievefurtheradvancementin
Urduandotherregionaltongues.
Tohelpstudentsdevelopatasteforfurthergloballiteraryandlinguisticinquisitiveness.
Toexpandtheculturaloutlookofstudentsastheylearnaforeignlanguage.
ToexplorethecriticalroleofArabicintheculturalcontinuityinthewiderworldofIslam.

LearningOutcomes
Bytheendofthecourse,studentsshouldhave:

TheabilitytoexpresssimpleideasinArabicinwritten,spokenandothercommunicativeforms.
TheabilitytograspbasicArabicgrammarforacademicuse.
AnacquaintancewithcorrectArabicpronunciationandvocalization.
AbasicunderstandingofthefundamentalsofacademicArabic.
AcuriositytoexplorefurtherthelinkagebetweenArabicandUrduaswellasregionallanguagesof
Pakistan.




GradingBreakupandPolicy
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Assignment(s):5
HomeWork:
Quiz(s):20
ClassParticipation:10
Attendance:10
MidtermExamination:25%
Project:
FinalExamination:30%

ExaminationDetail

Yes/No:
CombineSeparate:
Midterm
Duration:2hours
Exam
PreferredDate:Middleofthesemester
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Yes/No:
CombineSeparate:
FinalExam
Duration:2hours
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COURSEOVERVIEW
Week/
Recommended Objectives/
Lecture/ Topics
Readings Application
Module
HistoricaloverviewoftheArabic IntroductiontoArabic. Introductionofthe
language ReadingPackage. importanceofArabic,its
ExploringtherootsofArabiclanguage historyandliterature.

andliteratureandtheirglobal QuranicArabic
importance

Fundamentalformsofthelanguage Lessons1,2and3.Reading GradualmovetowardsArabic
Dailygreetings, Package. usage.
PracticingModernStandardArabic ModernStandardSpoken
Introductionof Arabic.

Enablingbasicconversationin
Arabic.
( )
( )
PracticingacademicArabic Lessons4,5,and6.Reading Arabicforacademicuse.

BasicsofacademicArabics Package. PracticingtheuseofArabic
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grammaticalstructureandits numbers.
applicationtoeverydaylanguage
( )
( : )

ThecomplexworldofArabicnumerals



PracticingreadingsomebasicArabic Selectedtexts.Reading Towardsunderstandingsimple
literarytexts Package. Arabicliterarytexts.
Simplesentenceconstruction
Practiceof:
( )
(Affirmation,Negationetc.)
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)
(

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Glimpsesfromsimpleclassicaltexts Selectedtexts.Reading Graspinggrammar(themost
Grammardrill Package. importanttooltounderstand
Practiceof (Interrogative classicaltext).
formsandthetechniquesofputting
diverseformsofquestionsusing:


Useofprepositionsinsentence
constructionandtheirpractices
( )

Practicingreadingvariousmodern Lessons7,5,and6.Reading Developingvocabulariesand
Arabictexts Package. skillsforreadingsimpleArabic
ThefunofgettingintoArabic literature.
conjugation
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)/




Arabicconversation Selectedaudiovisual Variouslanguagedrillsfor
materials. enhancingspeakingskills.

Textbook(s)/SupplementaryReadings
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V.AbdurRahim,ArabicCourseforEnglishSpeakingStudents,3vols.(Riyad:Darussalam,2009).
PeterA.Abboud(edited),ElementaryModernStandardArabic,2parts(NewYork:CambridgeUniversityPress,
1983).
RogerAllen,TheArabicLiteraryHeritage:TheDevelopmentofitsGenresandCriticism(1998).
H.A.R.Gibb,ArabicLiterature,Oxford,1963.
R.A.Nickolson,ALiteraryHistoryoftheArabs.
RelatedArticlesfromCambridgeHistoryofArabicLiterature,multipleauthorsandeditors.

AnotherilluminatedpagefromanArabicmanuscript