Course Catalog

Course Finder Intro

This page contains descriptions for AMIDEAST courses across program sites.

  • Arabic Language Courses (Modern Standard and Colloquial Arabic) are offered at a variety of levels each term. Media Arabic courses are also offered during most semesters. For more information about AMIDEAST’s approach to Arabic, please visit this page
  • Area Studies Courses vary by term. AMIDEAST selects a series of courses from the larger catalog to offer each semester. The courses listed here do not represent final offerings for any given term, but rather are intended to give a general sense of the scope and focus of programs. Courses change regularly based on student interest and professor availability. Approximately 6-8 weeks before the start of the semester, students are sent a list of courses that will be offered during the upcoming term.
  • Syllabi from past terms can be made available to assist students with course pre-approval.

Key for Programs: A&A = Area & Arabic Language Studies (Semester), RSF = Regional Studies in French (Semester), IA = Intensive Arabic (Summer), and MAC = Moroccan Arabic and Culture (Short-Term)

Note: You may use the features below to search for courses specific to countries, programs, or subject. To select more than, one use the Ctrl key. 

Title Country Subject Term Program Course Code
ARAB 310: Summer Colloquial Moroccan Arabic III (Arabic 340; 1 credit)
Pre-requisite: ARAB 210 or ARAB 240 (or the equivalent)
Co-requisite: ARAB 201, ARAB 202, ARAB 301, ARAB 302, or ARAB 401
This course is intended for students who have already studied two terms of Moroccan dialect and have studied Modern Standard Arabic for several terms.  This course prepares the student to absorb most of the main ideas and details in continuous speech in colloquial Arabic on various topics, both academic and non-academic. This course enables the student to use vocabulary, expressions, and structures used frequently in everyday life at an advanced level. The student also learns to contribute to conversations on a variety of familiar topics, with a high degree of accuracy, clarity and precision. This course aims also to make students readily understood by native speakers unaccustomed to dealing with non-native speakers and able to state an opinion or cite conditions.  This course may be repeated up to three times.
Summer Colloquial Moroccan Arabic III Morocco Arabic Summer IA ARAB 310
ARAB 240: Summer Colloquial Moroccan Arabic IIB (Arabic 240; 1 credit)
Pre-requisite: ARAB 140 (or the equivalent)
Co-requisite: ARAB 202, ARAB 301, ARAB 302, or ARAB 401
This course is intended for students who have already studied one term of Moroccan dialect and have studied Modern Standard Arabic for several terms.  Students with a strong background in Modern Standard Arabic develop the capacity to understand main ideas and details in continuous speech on various topics in colloquial Arabic. While full understanding is still limited, by the end of the course students are able to ask questions and understand the responses, express facts and opinions in complex sentences, and engage in conversations in colloquial Arabic with native speakers on a wide range of topics. This course enables the student to meet daily and situational needs and requirements of a study and work routine. Students learn to handle complex conversations with confidence and social attitudes in simple non-academic language. This course builds on vocabulary and concepts studied in previous Modern Standard and colloquial Arabic courses and allows for more advanced practice using colloquial dialect.
Summer Colloquial Moroccan Arabic IIB Morocco Arabic Summer IA ARAB 240
ARAB 210: Summer Colloquial Moroccan Arabic IIA (Arabic 210; 1 credit)
Pre-requisite: ARAB 110 (or the equivalent)
Co-requisite: ARAB 102 or ARAB 201
This course is intended for students who have already studied one term of Moroccan dialect and have limited experience with Modern Standard Arabic. This course aims to strengthen all-around proficiency and speaking skills in a wide range of daily situations and common tasks. The course prepares students to understand conversations about personal life and the surrounding environment. In addition, this course exposes the student to real-time speaking.  Students learn to converse and describe all major time frames (past, present, and future), as well as to contribute to conversations on a variety of familiar topics, with a high degree of accuracy, clarity and precision in the local dialect. Some example topics that are typically covered in this course include directions and places, placing orders at a café or restaurant, shopping and travel. This course builds on vocabulary and concepts studied in previous Modern Standard and colloquial Arabic courses and allows for more advanced practice using colloquial dialect.
Summer Colloquial Moroccan Arabic IIA Morocco Arabic Summer IA ARAB 210
ARAB 140: Summer Colloquial Moroccan Arabic IB (Arabic 140; 1 credit)
Co-requisite: ARAB 201, ARAB 202, ARAB 301, ARAB 302, or ARAB 401
This course is intended for students who have no previous experience with Moroccan dialect and possess an intermediate to advanced proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic.  Students are introduced to a range of vocabulary, expressions, and grammar structures used frequently in the local environment. This course aims to help students reach a level where they are able to navigate a number of communicative tasks in colloquial Arabic in straightforward social situations. Conversation in this course focuses on real life exchanges with host country nationals on common topics key to functioning in the target language and culture. Some example topics that are typically covered in this course include introducing oneself in-depth, food and drinks, habits, hobbies, directions and places. Grammar will also be taught in this course as it relates to these topics. By the end of the course, students are able to ask questions and understand the responses, express facts and opinions in simple sentences, and engage in conversations in colloquial Arabic with native speakers. This course builds on vocabulary and concepts studied in previous Arabic courses which allows for quicker progression with the colloquial dialect.
Summer Colloquial Moroccan Arabic IB Morocco Arabic Summer IA ARAB 140
ARAB 110: Summer Colloquial Moroccan Arabic IA (Arabic 110; 1 credit)
Co-requisite: ARAB 101 or ARAB 102
This course is intended for students who have no previous experience with Moroccan dialect and possess a beginning proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic.  Students are introduced to basic vocabulary, expressions, and grammar structures used frequently in the local environment. This course aims to help students reach a level where they are able to navigate a limited number of uncomplicated communicative tasks in colloquial Arabic in straightforward social situations. Conversation in this course focuses on real life exchanges with host country nationals on common topics that are key to basic functioning in the target language and culture. Some example topics that are typically covered in this course include making acquaintances, discussing family and relatives, numbers, weather and daily activities. Grammar will also be taught in this course as it relates to these topics. By the end of the course, students are able to ask essential questions and understand the responses, express basic facts and opinions in simple sentences, and engage in simple conversations in colloquial Arabic with native speakers.
Summer Colloquial Moroccan Arabic IA Morocco Arabic Summer IA ARAB 110