The course is designed to increase students’ ability to read items related to social, economic, political and cultural life. The selected texts for this course are authentic and introduced using a content-based approach, where the texts are integrated with second-language teaching aims.
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 231, or its equivalent.