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ARABIC

ARAB-101   Elementary Arabic I
4 Credits (Humanities Core)
In this course, students will apply four language skills – listening, speaking, writing, and reading
– in order to communicate  at a basic level by exchanging, interpreting, and presenting infor- mation; to compare Arabic-speaking cultures’ practices, perspectives, and products to students’ own cultures; to connect the Arabic language to other relevant disciplines; and to begin using the Arabic language outside of the classroom in lim- ited contexts. Content and supporting language structures and vocabulary will be theme-based, with outcomes measured in a variety of ways, including  task-based activities  that support  ef- fective communication  around the theme. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARAB-102   Elementary Arabic II
4 Credits (Humanities Core)
In this course, students will advance their ability to apply four language skills – listening, speak- ing, writing, and reading – in order to expand their ability to communicate at a basic level by exchanging,  interpreting, and presenting  infor- mation; to compare Arabic-speaking cultures’ practices, perspectives, and products to students’ own cultures; to connect  the Arabic language to other relevant disciplines; and to expand their use of the Arabic language outside of the class- room in limited contexts. Content and supporting language structures and vocabulary that support it will be theme-based, with outcomes measured in a variety of ways, including  task-based activi- ties that support effective communication around the theme. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARAB-201   Intermediate  Arabic I
4 Credits (Humanities Core)
In this course, students will further advance their ability to apply four language skills – listening, speaking, writing, and reading – in order to refine their ability to communicate  at a intermediate level by  exchanging,  interpreting, and present- ing information in multiple tenses and contexts; to deepen the comparisons of Arabic-speaking cultures’ practices, perspectives, and products to students’ own cultures; to connect  the Arabic language to other relevant  disciplines; and to expand their use of the Arabic language outside of the classroom in a variety of contexts. Content and supporting language structures and vocabu- lary will be theme-based, with outcomes mea- sured in a variety of ways, including  task-based activities that support effective communication around the theme. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARAB-202   Intermediate  Arabic II
4 Credits (Humanities Core)
In this course, students will greatly advance their ability to apply four language skills – listening, speaking, writing,  and  reading  – in order to further refine and expand their ability to com- municate  at a intermediate  level by   exchang- ing,   interpreting, and presenting   information in complex structures and contexts; to deepen further the comparisons of Arabic-speaking cultures’ practices, perspectives, and products to students’ own cultures; to connect   the Ara- bic language to other relevant  disciplines and current topics; and to expand their use of the Arabic language outside of the classroom in a variety of complex  contexts. Content and sup- porting language structures and vocabulary will be theme-based, with outcomes measured in a variety of ways, including  task-based activities that support effective communication  around the theme. (4 hours weekly)
 
 
ARAB-203   Advanced Intermediate 
Arabic I
4 Credits (Humanities Core)
Emphasis in this course will be on acquiring proficiency in comprehension and on speaking Arabic  as a second  language. The course utilizes previously acquired grammar, vocabulary, writ- ing, and reading skills in communication-based activities, interactive learning techniques, and daily  listening  and speaking assignments to expand  students’ conversation  abilities  and broaden their comprehension knowledge. The students will apply their speaking skills mainly in conversation,  group discussions, debates, presentations, and inter views. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARAB-204   Advanced Intermediate 
Arabic II
4 Credits (Humanities Core)
Emphasis in this course will be on developing skills in reading and writing Arabic. The course utilizes previously acquired grammar, vocabulary, writing, and reading skills in communication- based activities, interactive learning techniques, and daily listening and speaking assignments to expand students’ conversation abilities and broaden their comprehension knowledge. The students will apply their reading and writing skills mainly in writing of formal letters, emails, short essays, and presentations.  (4 hours weekly)
 
ARAB-205   Arabic Through the Media
4 Credits (Humanities Core)
In this content-based, advanced intermediate course, students will further develop skills in comprehending  and speaking Arabic. Learn- ing will be based on current authentic Arabic media, including news from satellite channels, broadcast news, printed pan-Arab newspapers, computer-based materials, public lectures, and current events. Grammatical concepts intro- duced in elementary and intermediate  classes will be re-examined with the intention of expand- ing them for use in conversation.  Students will apply their speaking skills in activities  such as summarizing, rephrasing, transcribing, and pre- senting. The fundamental goal of this course is to build fluency in all skills while developing an extensive vocabulary through media exposure. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARAB-220   Cultures of the Middle East
3 Credits (Humanities/ Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)
This course is an introduction to the culture and society of the Middle  East. Students will study the geography and history of the Middle East and Northern Africa as they apply to the development of various cultures, attitudes, and beliefs. They will compare and contrast various institutions, both governmental and social, among the coun- tries of these regions. Students will also look at the expression of the culture through art, music, food,  dress, and literature. Taught in English, this course does not fulfill the world languages sequence requirement.  Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll  in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as ANTH-220.
 
ARAB-230   Contemporary Issues in the Middle East
3 Credits (Humanities/ Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)
This course provides an overview of the complex contemporary  Middle  East and examines  the interplay of various factors that help us to better understand and critically analyze current issues in the Middle East. Besides having an opportu- nity to develop a deeper understanding of the contemporary  Middle  Eastern issues, students will have the opportunity to examine, in detail, the major  events and trends that impact  the current political, social, cultural, and economic foundations  of the region. Taught in English, this course does not fulfill the requirement for a world language sequence. (3 hours weekly)
 

hcc catalogue '11-'12


Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
 
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
 
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST