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Course Descriptions

ARABIC

ARAB-101 Elementary Arabic I
4 Credits (Humanities Core)

In this foundational course, students will apply four language skills – listening, speaking, writing, and reading – in order to be able to communicate at a basic level by exchanging, interpreting, and presenting information; 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 limited 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 effective communication around the theme. (4 hours weekly)

ARAB-102 Elementary Arabic II
4 Credits (Humanities Core)

In this second-semester foundational course, students will advance their ability to apply four language skills – listening, speaking, writing, and reading – in order to expand their ability to communicate at a basic level by  exchanging,  interpreting, and presenting  information; 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 classroom 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 activities that support effective communication around the theme. (4 hours weekly)

ARAB-201 Intermediate Arabic I
4 Credits (Humanities Core)

In this first intermediate-level 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 presenting  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 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-202 Intermediate Arabic II
4 Credits (Humanities Core)

In this second intermediate-level 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 communicate at a intermediate level by  exchanging,  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 Arabic 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 supporting 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 intermediate course will be on acquiring proficiency in comprehension and on speaking Arabic as a second language. The course utilizes previously acquired grammar, vocabulary, writing, and reading skills in communication-based activities, interactive learning techniques, 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 interviews. (4 hours weekly)

ARAB-204 Advanced Intermediate Arabic II
4 Credits (Humanities Core)

Emphasis in this intermediate 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, 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. Learning 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 introduced in elementary and intermediate classes will be re-examined with the intention of expanding them for use in conversation. Students will apply their speaking skills in activities such as summarizing, rephrasing, transcribing and presenting. 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)

ARAB-220 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 countries 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.


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 
Biomechanical 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 
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 
Photonics - PHOT
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 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST