In this course students will be exposed to a significant collection of Arabic/Palestinian folk proverbs accompanied with their original stories, fairy tales, and idioms.
This folkloric material will be used to trigger discussions about the social/cultural aspects of Palestinian life and dialect. Students will be asked to re-contextualize the newly introduced material in short daily and monthly oral presentations.
For their final project, students will produce a short play in which they demonstrate their mastery of the class material.
Students are assessed upon classroom participation; regular monthly oral presentations; regular group role-plays; final oral presentation.
- Fall & Spring - 8 hrs/wk, 3 credits
- Summer - 12 hrs/wk, 3 credits
For students with previous knowledge of spoken Arabic, able to conduct conversations described in ARSK 134.