Faculty Profile

Mohammad Abu Shuleh

Visiting International Scholar 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

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

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 Modern Arabic Literature
This course focuses on Modern Arabic literature and culture, with the passages and materials taken from the following sources: short stories, short plays, modern poetry and passages on tradition and culture. The readings will employ a large number of new vocabulary words, which, along with new rules, sentence structures, and phrases, are designed to improve the linguistic level of each student. The course will emphasize the four main linguistic skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking), in both in-class activities and in written homework.

Spring 2017

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 Current Issues in Arab Media
This course will focus on the development of Arabic skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in Modern Standard Arabic. The course objective is to acquire greater proficiency and overall communication skills in accordance with the ACTFL proficiency guidelines. Students will broaden their vocabulary, enhance their grammatical knowledge and enrich their cultural understanding through study an authentic language materials about current issues in Arab media. Topics include politics, economics, business, and sports. The class will include both written reports and oral presentations in Arabic.