ARAB 1441. BEGINNING ARABIC I. 4 Hours. (TCCN = ARAB 1411)
Multimedia Immersion in the culture and language of Arabic-speaking countries. Designed to enable students to understand and communicate effectively in Arabic at the beginning level. Credit will not be granted to native speakers of Arabic. No prerequisites.
ARAB 1442. BEGINNING ARABIC II. 4 Hours. (TCCN = ARAB 1412)
Continuation of beginning Arabic. Credit will not be granted to native speakers of Arabic. Prerequisite: ARAB 1441 with a grade of C or better.
ARAB 2301. LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION. 3 Hours.
The works of major authors and intellectual trends of a given period or periods. May be repeated for credit as topics or periods vary. ARAB 2301 may be taken to fulfill the foreign language requirement. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302.
ARAB 2310. ARABIC CULTURE IN THE WORLD. 3 Hours.
An overview of the cultures of the Arabic-speaking world in a global context, examining cultural products such as food, art, music, popular culture, literature, and/or film. Taught in English.
ARAB 2313. INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I. 3 Hours. (TCCN = ARAB 2311)
Continued immersion in the culture and language of Arabic-speaking countries. Application of strategies and technology in mastering listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the intermediate level. Credit will not be granted to native speakers of Arabic. Prerequisite: ARAB 1442 with a grade of C or better.
ARAB 2314. INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II. 3 Hours. (TCCN = ARAB 2312)
Continuation of intermediate Arabic. Credit will not be granted to native speakers of Arabic. Prerequisite: ARAB 2313 with a grade of C or better.
ARAB 3303. ARABIC CONVERSATION & CULTURE. 3 Hours.
Practice in oral expression with an emphasis on developing conversational skills and improving language proficiency in reading and writing. This course looks at the differences between classical and regional colloquialisms as well as elements of Middle Eastern culture. Prerequisite: ARAB 2314 with a grade of C or better. Credit will not be granted to native speakers of Arabic. Heritage speakers of Arabic need the consent of the instructor to register.
ARAB 3304. ARABIC CONVERS & CULT II. 3 Hours.
Students continue to develop conversational skills and cultural knowledge. Emphasis on speaking, listening, building vocabulary, and providing practice in a broad range of communicative and cultural contexts. Credit will not be granted to native speakers of Arabic. Heritage speakers of Arabic need the consent of the instructor to register. Prerequisite: ARAB 3303 with a grade of C or better.
ARAB 3310. ARABIC LOCALIZATION AND TRANSLATION. 3 Hours.
Introduction to cultural and linguistic issues in the translation of Arabic language texts. Students will explore current technologies used in various real-world translation contexts and how to adapt texts, products, and services to the locale for which they are intended. Prerequisite: ARAB 2314 or the equivalent with a grade of B or better. May not be repeated for credit.
ARAB 3311. ARABIC LOCALIZATION AND TRANSLATION II. 3 Hours.
Continued study of cultural and linguistic issues in the translation of Arabic and English language texts. Systematic development of advanced skills in localization and computer-aided translation and in using TMX/TBX (international standards for translation memory and terminology exchange) tools. Translation practice, individually and in translation teams, with increasingly longer and more specialized texts. Prepares localization and translation specialists for real-world careers in the language-services industry. May not be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ARAB 3310 with a grade of B or better.
ARAB 3312. TOPICS IN ARABIC LITERATURE AND CULTURE. 3 Hours.
Introduction to the analysis of literary texts pertaining to genre, concepts of literary structure, language, and criticism through examination of selected works. Emphasis on reading comprehension, writing skills, and analysis of compositional techniques. May be repeated as topic changes. Prerequisite: Completion of ARAB 2314 with a grade of B or better.
ARAB 3345. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER-ASSISTED TRANSLATION. 3 Hours.
Introduction to computer-assisted translation (CAT), machine translation (MT), translation memory (TM) and terminology management tools in modern translation and localization workflows. Prepares students for real-world careers in the language services industry. For students enrolled in Localization and Translation/Interpreting programs only. ARAB 3310 is strongly recommended before ARAB 3345. CHIN 3310 is strongly recommended before CHIN 3345. FREN 3345 cannot be applied toward the minor in French. FREN 3320 is strongly recommended before FREN 3345. GERM 3310 or GERM 4334 is strongly recommended before GERM 3345. KORE 3310 is strongly recommended before KORE 3345. RUSS 4334 or RUSS 3310 is strongly recommended before RUSS 3345.
ARAB 3346. BUSINESS OF LOCALIZATION AND TRANSLATION. 3 Hours.
An introduction to the business of localization with an emphasis on translation relevance, speed, and quality. The art of machine translation in regards to business as well as the areas of cost and metrics will be addressed. Students will work with two real-world case studies and will end the course with a final project and/or exam addressing the management of translations in a major industry. Prerequisite: ARAB 3310.
ARAB 4393. ARABIC INTERNSHIP. 3 Hours.
This course is a combination of field-related experience in the business or service sector with an academic component. Coursework may include journal writing in Arabic, outside readings, and formal presentations. Prerequisite: Two ARAB 3000 level courses and/or permission of the instructor.