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.