Classical Arabic II B

lglor1662  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Classical Arabic II B
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2020-2021 !

De Callatay Godefroid;
- For level 1, LGLOR1660.
- For level 2, LGLOR1662 (level 1).

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
An introduction to the ancient and literary Arabic, which is the language of the Koran and of all great works of classical Arabic literature.
Alternately with LGLOR1661, this course is given to two distinct groups of students according to their level.
For level 1, the course enables students to acquire some familiarity with a first part of the Arabic grammar, especially the nominal morphology.
For level 2, the course enables students to acquire a more sophisticated vocabulary, as well as some familiarity with a second part of the Arabic grammar, especially the verbal morphology and the syntax. It also leads them to the reading of short original texts of Arabic literature.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of this course, which implies following the course LGLOR1661, the student will be capable to read, transliterate and translate short texts at a basic or medium level of difficulty. To achieve this goal, he will master the alphabet, the reading and writing of Arabic. He will acquire a basic vocabulary of some importance and get familiar with the main mechanisms and structures of the language (morphology and syntax).
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Minor in Medieval Studies

Minor in Oriental Studies

Minor in Arabic language and Islamic civilization

Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies