Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies

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Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies

Departmental Representatives:
 
Hindi-Urdu Program:
Rakesh Ranjan
411 Knox
212 851 4107
rr2574@columbia.edu
 
Arabic Language Program:
Taoufik Ben-Amor
308 Knox
212 854 2895
tb46@columbia.edu

MDES S1210G First Year Arabic, I. 5 points.

Students that are not registering for MDES 1211 in Session 2 need to contact tb46@columbia.edu for permission
Fee: Language Resource Center Fee - 15.00

Prerequisites: Students that are not registering for MDES S1211 will be required to request professor permission (tb46@columbia.edu) to enroll.

$15.00= Language Resource Fee, $10.00 = Materials Fee


An introduction to the language of classical and modern Arabic literature. Designed to develop the skills necessary for reading and speaking in this country or in the Middle East. Integrates the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing with an introduction to Arabic culture. Enrollment priority will be given to students that are taking MDES S1211 in Summer Session 2. If you are only taking MDES S1210 you need to contact tb46@columbia.edu for permission.

Summer 2018: MDES S1210G
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MDES 1210 001/64443 M T W Th F 9:00am - 1:00pm
104 Knox Hall
Ouijdane Absi 5 6/15

MDES S1211J First Year Arabic, II. 5 points.

Mandatory placement exam for students who did not take S1210 at Columbia.
Fee: Language Resource Center Fee - 15.00

Prerequisites: MDES S1210, or the equivalent.

$15.00= Language Resource Fee, $10.00 = Materials Fee


The continuation of S1210.

Summer 2018: MDES S1211J
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MDES 1211 001/12190 M T W Th F 9:00am - 1:00pm
101 Knox Hall
Ouijdane Absi 5 5

MDES S1214G Second Year Arabic, I. 5 points.

Mandatory placement exam for visiting students.
Fee: Language Resource Center Fee - 15.00

Prerequisites: MDES W1211-W1212, or the equivalent.

$15.00= Language Resource Fee, $10.00 = Materials Fee


A continuation of the study of the language of contemporary writing in Arabic. Designed to increase vocabulary and extend facility with grammatical forms. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities will develop beyond the range of a simple sentence to that of more complex, lengthier discourse. Students begin to feel confident conversing with native speakers.

Summer 2018: MDES S1214G
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MDES 1214 001/28797 M T W Th F 9:00am - 1:00pm
C01 Knox Hall
Rym Bettaieb 5 3

MDES S1215J Second Year Arabic, II.. 5 points.

Mandatory placement exam for students who did not take MDES S1214 at Columbia.
Fee: Language Resource Center Fee - 15.00

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: MDES W1211-W1212 and W1214 or the equivalent.

$15.00= Language Resource Fee, $10.00 = Materials Fee


A continuation of the study of the language of contemporary writing in Arabic. Designed to increase vocabulary and extend facility with grammatical forms. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities will develop beyond the range of a simple sentence to that of more complex, lengthier discourse. Students begin to feel confident conversing with native speakers.

Summer 2018: MDES S1215J
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MDES 1215 001/21101 M T W Th F 9:00am - 1:00pm
114 Knox Hall
Rym Bettaieb 5 5

MDES S4210G Third Year Arabic I. 5 points.

Mandatory placement exam for visiting students
Fee: Materials Fee - 10.00

Prerequisites: MDES W1214-W1215, or the equivalent

$15.00= Language Resource Fee, $10.00 = Materials Fee


Improvement of writing and speaking skills through compositions, class discussions, and presentations in Arabic on topics such as areas and cultures of the Middle East; classical and modern Arabic literature; and current, authentic materials available from Middle Eastern sources. Review of grammatical and syntactic rules as needed.

Summer 2018: MDES S4210G
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MDES 4210 001/72138 M T W Th F 9:00am - 1:00pm
116 Knox Hall
Reem Faraj 5 4

MDES S4211J Third Year Arabic, II. 5 points.

Mandatory placement exam for students who did not take MDES S4210 at Columbia.
Fee: Language Resource Center Fee - 15.00

Prerequisites: MDES W1214-W1215, or the equivalent.

$15.00= Language Resource Fee, $10.00 = Materials Fee


The continuation of S4210, above.

Summer 2018: MDES S4211J
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MDES 4211 001/63227 M T W Th F 9:00am - 1:00pm
112 Knox Hall
Reem Faraj 5 3

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