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ASL303 ADVANCED ARABIC

Vision Statement:

Guidance College shall be one of the top well-recognized universities in the United States that offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in specialized Islamic fields aiming at preparing leaders for the righteous people.

Mission Statement:

Guidance College is the place where students gain their graduate and undergraduate degrees in authentic and professional specialized Islamic knowledge that recognizes modern-time realities and allows them to examine different branches of knowledge from an authentic Islamic perspective which enables them to think ethically, logically, analytically, and critically while making responsible and moral decisions aiming at improving the quality of life for all inhabitants of the earth with a full understanding and appreciation of the cultural and human differences.

Course Description

In this course,
Students will be introduced to the method of root morphology. This involves deriving the root of any Arabic word which can then be customized to fit the past tense,  present tense, and command form.
In addition, we will learn the pronouns that fit the first person, second person, and third person narratives, as well as the impact of the case ending on the meaning of a word. For example:
 The word “The Messenger” in Arabic can have different case endings which can drastically change the meaning of the sentence (i.e. الرسولِ الرسولَ الرسولُ). We will also compare the underlying concept of the adjective in the Arabic language versus English.
Finally, we will learn how to properly enumerate and quantify objects depending on their masculine and feminine forms, like the number seven used here in two different verses:( إني أرى سَبْعَ بقرات )  and( لها سبعةُ أبواب ).

Course Code: ASL303

Credit hours: 2

Pre-Requisites: ASL102

Learning Objectives:

Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Students will be able to understand the different kinds of Arabic words, its categories and sub-categories. For example, they will learn that the verb is classified into past, present, future, and command. They will learn how to change the form of the verb from one form to another.
  • Students will be able to put vowels on Arabic texts that do not have any vowels.
  • Students will be able to use Arabic pronouns to make complete Arabic sentences.
  • Students will be able to engage in dialogue to initiate social interactions, ask for basic information and say a few lines about themselves.
  • Students will be able to use Arabic grammar to improve writing and conversation.
  • Students will be able to understand and appreciate how the verses of the Quran are written.
  • Students will develop critical thinking skills applicable to the use of the Arabic language.
  • Students will be able to comprehend simple written texts on familiar topics.
  • Students will be able to comprehend simple audio/video texts on familiar topics.

Important Note: Passing the oral test is a must for passing this course.

Main Textbook

Lisaani  – Arabic understanding by Dr. Muthanna Alkhaldi

Grading and Evaluation:

  • Minimum passing grade  70%
  • Weekly Assignments  25% (10 assignments, 2.5% each)
  • Participation/Attendance  10%
  • Mid-term Exam  15%
  • Final  Exam  25%
  • Oral Exam  25%

Communication Etiquette:

  • If sending emails directly to the lecturer, please include appropriate label in the subject line (Action Required/Info/Admin) and allow up to 3 working days for reply.
  • Limit telephone communication with the Instructor to the office hours only.
  • When leaving a voicemail, please clearly state your name, course code, and contact number.

Additional Information:

Log in Instructions:

To attend live – online lectures (on their scheduled time):

Virtual Class Room

Access the course on-line by logging into Online School, accessible from.

Guidance College Online School

You will need a user name and password to:

  • View the recorded lectures if you missed the live online ones.
  • Interact with your teacher and classmates.
  • Upload and submit your assignments, research papers, and exams.
  • View your grades.
  • All attempt must be made to submit assignments by the agreed due dates. Late submissions will be penalized.
  • Your work will be checked and graded on weekly basis, in sha Allah.