This course continues to develop the four language skills by introducing higher level literary and socio-political texts. Students improve their ability to express more abstract ideas and opinions in oral and written forms through the discussion of selected texts (mainly authentic), including newspaper articles, and pieces from various literary genres.
Students are assessed upon classroom participation; regular oral presentations; written assignments related to various texts; a final paper of 8-10 pages; achievement tests; mid-term examinations; and a final examination.
Course materials: Birzeit University course pack.
Fall & Spring - 8 hrs/wk, 3 credits. Summer - 12 hrs/wk, 3 credits) - For students who have completed the prerequisite course, ARSK 132, or its equivalent.