SIN320 Media Arabic
[3–0, 3 cr.]
The Media Arabic course contains selected content from various media platforms and is designed to target the four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. It also focuses on understanding Arab and Middle Eastern culture through the media. Students study vocabulary and structures that are essential to understanding Arab media, building a sturdy and rich base that allows them to formulate opinions on the material and fluently express their views during commentaries and discussions.
The major course topics are Meetings, Demonstrations, Elections, Conflict and Terrorism, and Military. Current affairs and ongoing events in the Middle East and Lebanon are relevant subject matters that are tackled and analyzed in class. Classroom activities will be supplemented by occasional lectures and fieldtrips.