Courses & Syllabi

Our programs offer a variety of Arabic and Area Studies courses that vary by location and term.

In each of our program locations, local faculty members develop quality courses for each Education Abroad Program. In collaboration with local Academic and Arabic Coordinators, faculty offer content specialized for each program. As scholars, professionals, or policy makers with extensive experience in the region, AMIDEAST faculty members teach courses based on firsthand experience.

Please click here to see the syllabi for our Arabic & Area Studies courses. We try to keep these syllabi up to date, but keep in mind that they are always subject to change. 

Also note that our Arabic courses will be changing in format beginning with our Fall 2019 term. New syllabi for this change are forthcoming.

 

CLASSES

All AMIDEAST EdAbroad classes are held at AMIDEAST's local centers, located in the heart of the capital cities. Each center has modern classrooms, a student lounge, internet access, and a small library.

Our programs have 15-25 students on average, with a maximum enrollment of 45 students, so your classes will be small and maximize the student-to-faculty ratio.

You will be able to choose your classes prior to the start of your program as part of the post-acceptance Academic Planning Questionnaire on the online portal. There is an add/drop period at the start of each term if you want to change your chosen courses. Course assignments are made on a first-come first-serve basis, so fill it out as soon as possible!

All students with previous Arabic experience are required to complete a placement test (found in the online portal) prior to arrival so they may be placed in the level appropriate for their Arabic language proficiency.

 

TEXTBOOKS

YES, students need to bring all Arabic textbooks with them. Some Area Studies courses will also require students to bring some books with them. Many of these books are unavailable or very expensive in the host country. AMIDEAST staff will notify you of any textbooks that you need to purchase in advance of your program. 

Students taking Modern Standard Arabic in Spring 2019 or as part of the Summer Intensive Arabic 2019 program will be using the SECOND EDITION of Al-Kitaab fi Ta'allum Al Arabiya. Students taking the 8-credit blended Modern Standard & Colloquial Arabic course in Fall 2019 will need the THIRD EDITION of Al-Kitaab fi Ta'allum Al Arabiya.

 

SEMESTER

  • Blended Modern Standard & Colloquial Arabic: 120 contact hours, 8 credits (starting Fall 2019)
  • Modern Standard Arabic: 80 contact hours, 5 credits (through Spring 2019)
  • Colloquial Arabic: 45 contact hours, 3 credits (continuing)
  • Content/Elective Courses: 45 contact hours, 3 credits

 

SUMMER

Intensive Arabic

  • Modern Standard Arabic: 80 contact hours/session, 5 credits (through Summer 2019)
  • Colloquial Arabic: 20 contact hours/session, 1 credit (through Summer 2019)

 

Action AMIDEAST

  • Colloquial Arabic: 15 contact hours, 1 credit
  • Community-Based Learning: 45 contact hours, 3 credits
  • Placement: 150 placement hours, 2 credits

 

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