Apr 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

AR 304 - Darija

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

The Arabic vernaculars of North Africa, often referred to as Darija, extend from the shores of Morocco to the ancient ruins of Upper Egypt. These western dialects of Arabic are situated in a strategic fulcrum, but ironically few westerners can demonstrate expertise in these important linguistic varieties. Cadets develop linguistic and cultural competency in the Darija of Morocco by exploring authentic texts, videos, and other materials. They systematically compare and contrast Darija with the Modern Standard Arabic they have already received extensive training in. This undoubtedly enhances their overall proficiency in real-world Arabic by learning to navigate its inescapable diglossic landscape. Prerequisite(s): AR 202