Jul 06, 2022  
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
    
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ARAB 320 - Media Arabic


3 Credit(s)

This course concentrates on newspaper Arabic. Modern Standard Arabic is used for all journalistic purposes, regardless of the country of publication. Due to the formal nature of the language of the media, certain fixed phrases and set expressions occur and reoccur many times, expressions which are not used in everyday colloquial speech. This course systematically presents these formulaic expressions, rhetorical devices and appropriate vocabulary in an authentic context. The textbook will be used in conjunction with ancillary material gleaned from Arabic language newspapers and magazines. Students will prepare translation exercises on a daily basis, and will keep a scrapbook journal of news clippings gleaned from the Internet with a running list of new lexical items, an item critical to the development of newspaper Arabic Skills.



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