640132 Languages and Cultures of the Near East and Mediterranean: Classical Arabic

summer semester 2015 | Last update: 02.03.2015 Place course on memo list
640132
Languages and Cultures of the Near East and Mediterranean: Classical Arabic
VU 2
3,75
Block
annually
German

Broadening and deepening of general knowledge by dealing with exemplary topics, i.e. societies and languages of the Middle East and the Mediterranean as well as their interactions.

The course is conceived for beginners in Arabic preferably with a background knowledge in another Semitic language. The object is the Classical Arabic in its written form. Learning objective is a solid knowledge of the grammatical structure of the language that qualifies for a dealing with primary texts from the classical Arabic literature. 

The grammatical structure from a Semitist perspective is central. The instruction is less conversation oriented but aims at hard philological knowledge. A solid basis of important vocabulary paves the way for any further engagement in the language.

Vocabulary test (written 10 min.) at the middle of the semester; exam (written 20 min.) at the end of the semester.

Basis for class (obligatory):

Ernst Harder, Annemarie Schimmel, Arabische Sprachlehre, Heidelberg 182011 (Methode Gaspey-Otto-Sauer). http://www.weltbild.at/3/14466116-1/buch/methode-gaspey-otto-sauer-arabische-sprachlehre.html

 

Grammar (non-obligatory, recommended if required or of interest):

Carl Brockelmann, Arabische Grammatik: Paradigmen, Übungsstücke, Glossar, München 231987 (or later).

none
complementary attendance of the course 640133 is recommanded

not applicable

online registration

The students are asked to learn the arabic alphabet until the first teaching unit on March 6th, 2015. 

06.03.2015
Group 0
Date Time Location
Fri 2015-03-06
09.00 - 13.00 Atrium - SR 2 Atrium - SR 2 Barrier-free
Fri 2015-03-27
09.00 - 13.00 Atrium - SR 2 Atrium - SR 2 Barrier-free
Fri 2015-04-17
09.00 - 13.00 Atrium - SR 2 Atrium - SR 2 Barrier-free
Fri 2015-05-08
09.00 - 13.00 Atrium - SR 2 Atrium - SR 2 Barrier-free
Fri 2015-05-29
09.00 - 13.00 Atrium - SR 2 Atrium - SR 2 Barrier-free
Fri 2015-06-26
14.00 - 18.00 Atrium - SR 2 Atrium - SR 2 Barrier-free