Arabic (Tri-Co)

Department Website:
https://www.brynmawr.edu/arabic

Arabic language instruction is offered through Tri-College cooperation. Arabic 001 and 002 are taught at Haverford College (ARAB H001 and ARAB H002 Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic). Intermediate Arabic courses are taught at Bryn Mawr (ARAB B003 and ARAB B004 Second-Year Modern Standard Arabic), and Advanced Arabic courses are available at Swarthmore College and the University of Pennsylvania through the Quaker Consortium.

The teaching of Arabic is one important component of the three colleges’ efforts to increase the presence of the Middle East in their curricula. Bryn Mawr offers courses on the Middle East in the departments of Anthropology, Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Comparative Literature, General Studies, History, History of Art, and Political Science. Additionally, students can have a concentration in Middle Eastern Studies.

Faculty at Bryn Mawr and Haverford

Affiliated Faculty

Manar Darwish
Instructor and Coordinator of Bi-Co Arabic Program

Farnaz Perry
Drill Instructor of Arabic

Faculty at Swarthmore

Khaled al-Masri
Assistant Professor of Arabic and Section Head

Ben Smith
Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic

Dima Hanna
Lecturer in Arabic

Courses at Haverford

ARAB H001  INTRODUCTION TO MODERN STANDARD ARABIC  (1.5 Credits)

Manar Darwish

Division: Humanities
Domain(s): A: Meaning, Interpretation (Texts)

Three additional hours of Drill required.

(Offered: Fall 2020)

ARAB H002  INTRODUCTION TO MODERN STANDARD ARABIC  (1.5 Credits)

Manar Darwish

Division: Humanities
Domain(s): A: Meaning, Interpretation (Texts)

Enrollment Limit: 20 Drills for this course: M/W/F 8:30-9:30 at Haverford OR M/W/F 10:00-11:00 at Bryn Mawr. Lottery Preference(s): 14 spaces reserved for incoming freshmen; (1) Freshman; (2) sophomore; (3) Junior; (4) major/Minor/Concentration; (5) Permission of Instructor

(Offered: Spring 2021)

Courses at Bryn Mawr

ARAB B000  ARABIC TA/DRILL SESSIONS  (0.0 Credits)

Arabic TA/Drill Sessions

(Offered: Fall 2020)

ARAB B003  SECOND YEAR MODERN STANDARD ARABIC  (1.0 Credit)

Farnaz Perry, Manar Darwish

Division: Humanities
Domain(s): A: Meaning, Interpretation (Texts)

Combines intensive oral practice with writing and reading in the modern language. The course aims to increase students’ expressive ability through the introduction of more advanced grammatical patterns and idiomatic expressions. Introduces students to authentic written texts and examples of Arabic expression through several media. Prerequisite: ARAB H002 or placement by instructor.

(Offered: Fall 2020)

ARAB B004  SECOND-YEAR MODERN STANDARD ARABIC  (1.0 Credit)

Farnaz Perry, Manar Darwish

Combines intensive oral practice with writing and reading in the modern language. The course aims to increase students’ expressive ability through the introduction of more advanced grammatical patterns and idiomatic expressions. Introduces students to authentic written texts and examples of Arabic expression through several media. Prerequisite: ARAB B003 or placement.

(Offered: Spring 2021)

ARAB B403  INDEPENDENT STUDY  (0.5 Credit)

Manar Darwish

(Offered: Fall 2020, Spring 2021)

Courses at Swarthmore

Visit the Tri-College Course Guide to view the list of courses at Swarthmore this year: https://trico.haverford.edu