Faculty Profile

Mohammad Abu Shuleh

Lecturer in Middle East Studies (2012)

Contact Information

abushulm@dickinson.edu

Denny Hall Room 10B
717.254.8141

Bio

Before coming to Dickinson as a Visiting International Scholar in Middle East Studies in 2012, Mohammad Abu Shuleh has worked as an administrator and instructor at Qasid Arabic Institute in Amman, Jordan since 2004. As the Director of Academic Development at Qasid, Abu Shuleh has played an intricate role in the development of the institute's teaching materials and training programs. He received his Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from Yarmouk University, Jordan. A certified interviewer in the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview, Abu Shuleh has received a diploma from the University of Jordan in curriculum development and teaching methods. His research and teaching interests focus on Arabic and Islamic Studies.

Education

  • B.A., The University of Jordan, 2000
  • M.A., Al al-Bayt University, Jordan, 2005
  • Ph.D., Yarmouk University, Jordan, 2016

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

ARBI 201 Intermediate Arabic
Introduction to conversation and composition building on the skills developed in 101 and 102. Prerequisite: 102.

ARBI 201 Intermediate Arabic
Introduction to conversation and composition building on the skills developed in 101 and 102. Prerequisite: 102.

ARBI 360 Arabic Short Stories
This course aims to present the genre of the Arabic short story by introducing students to prominent Arab authors via selected examples of their short stories, read in Arabic. During the course, we will read selected short stories from different parts of the Arab world and from different time periods, and will learn about the major social, political, and aesthetic themes of the Arabic short story. The readings will introduce students to a large number of new vocabulary words, as well as new rules, sentence structures, and phrases, thereby improving the linguistic level of each student. The course overall will emphasize the four main linguistic skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking, through both in-class activities and written homework.

Spring 2018

ARBI 202 Intermediate Arabic
Continued development of conversation and composition skills using current political and social events, stories, essays, and other materials as the topics for discussion and writing assignments. Prerequisite: 201. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.

ARBI 202 Intermediate Arabic
Continued development of conversation and composition skills using current political and social events, stories, essays, and other materials as the topics for discussion and writing assignments. Prerequisite: 201. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.

ARBI 360 Relig & Cult in Middle East
This course seeks to improve students' overall Arabic skills through reading and listening to authentic texts and broadcasts in Arabic, and engaging in discussions of the content. More specifically, students will read texts and listen to broadcasts focusing on religious and cultural affairs as a means of both advancing their understanding of the content, and of improving their linguistic skills through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students will read long passages, summarize them, and present their main ideas in class; listen to recordings and broadcasts, answer questions based on them, and share the answers in class; engage in group presentations, debates and role-play; and complete individual projects. Students will also develop the ability to narrate in major time frames, compare and contrast, and express an opinion.