Spring 2023 Middle East GU4216 section 001



Call Number 13662
Day & Time
MW 1:10pm-2:25pm
116 Knox Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Taoufik Ben-Amor
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

Through reading and writing, students will review Arabic Grammar concepts within the context of linguistic functions such as narration, description, comparison, etc. For example, within the function of narration, students will focus on verb tenses, word order, and adverbials. Based on error analysis in the past twelve years that the Arabic Program has been using Al-Kitaab, emphasis will be placed on common and frequent grammatical errors. Within these linguistic functions and based on error analysis, the course will review the following main concepts: Types of sentence and sentence/clause structure. The Verb system, pattern meanings and verb complementation. Quadriliteral verb patterns and derivations. Weak Verbs derivations, conjugation, tense frames and negation. Case endings. Types of noun and participle: Noun of time, place, instance, stance, instrument, active and passive participles. Types of construct phrase: al-iDafa. Types of Adverbials and verb complements: Hal, Tamyiz, Maf’ul mutlaq, Maf’ul li’ajlihi, adverbs of time, frequency, place and manner. The number system and countable nouns. Types of maa.Diptotes, al-mamnu’ min-aSSarf. No P/D/F or R credit is allowed for this class.

Web Site Vergil
Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Enrollment 4 students (10 max) as of 9:07PM Thursday, July 18, 2024
Subject Middle East
Number GU4216
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Fee $10 Arabic Materials F
Fee $15 Language Resource
Section key 20231MDES4216W001