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Licence en Langues et Littératures - Concentration : Langue et Littérature Arabes



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Ce programme a pour mission de développer les compétences langagières et linguistiques des étudiants tant en arabe, qu’en français et en anglais, ainsi que leur esprit critique pour aborder à l’écrit comme à l’oral l’interprétation de la littérature. Cette formation académique ambitionne de former les étudiants à l’interculturel et au dialogue des langues et des civilisations, en les nantissant plus particulièrement des aptitudes leur permettant de faire se rencontrer le Liban, la région et le monde d’aujourd’hui. A terme, les étudiants pourront embrasser des carrières diverses, en l’occurrence dans l’enseignement, dans l’édition et dans la rédaction professionnelle.

Objectifs Éducatifs du Programme

1. Les diplômés acquerront les compétences nécessaires pour enseigner les langues arabe, française et anglaise comme première langue dans le cycle complémentaire du système scolaire libanais.
2. Les diplômés acquerront les compétences nécessaires pour enseigner des écrivains et des mouvements littéraires choisis dans le cadre des curricula du cycle complémentaire.

Aboutissements du Programme

a. Les étudiants pourront classifier les œuvres littéraires et expliquer les concepts fondamentaux de la littérature ;
b. Ils pourront mener une analyse critique ;
c. Ils pourront identifier et expliquer les concepts fondamentaux de la linguistique ;
d. Ils pourront appliquer diverses théories de la littérature pour appréhender les textes littéraires ;
e. Ils pourront appliquer diverses théories de la linguistique pour appréhender les documents authentiques ;
f. Ils pourront écrire en adaptant l’écriture à la situation requise ;
g. Ils pourront utiliser à bon escient leurs compétences langagières ;
h. Ils pourront relier les langues et les littératures à des dimensions sociales et historiques ;
i. Ils pourront faire preuve du savoir et du savoir-faire nécessaires pour appréhender toute sorte de situation culturelle.
96 crédits
Progamme Accreditation
General Education Common Core
ELL315Advanced English
3 credits    |    Pré-requis: ENG240
This course is designed to help students become more effective and responsible speakers and listeners. It will encourage them to communicate more openly in different settings (speeches, debates, group discussion, interviews, etc.). This course teaches students the necessary skills needed to become more articulate in verbal communication. It also highlights the importance of both encoding and decoding in the communication process.
ARA311Current Problems in the Arab World
3 credits
TRD220Initiation to Translation
3 credits
ANG411Modern Cult. Issues in English
3 credits
LFR205Modern Cultural Issues in French
3 credits
ARA310Techniques of Expression in Arabic
3 credits
This course is designed to improve the Arabic language performance of the students, and to help them learn, through the different patterns of expression (poetry, literary writings, articles, reports, etc.) how to analyze, connect, distinguish and deduce in order to better understand or write texts. This course also aims to raise the awareness of future translators of the formal and stylistic particularities of each type of discourse.
LFR216Techniques of Expression in French
3 credits    |    Pré-requis: LFR201
This course initiates students to analyze different kinds of oral or written texts through communication, enunciation, semantics, narration and argumentation theories. It also develops formal and stylistic specificities peculiar to each type of speech and leads students to analyze and produce different types of texts. It helps students to consider, later on, in their translations the communication strategies and other types of speech due to their identification and analysis in this course.
LLA412Arabic Linguistics Problems
2 credits
This course is a continuation of LLA212. It stresses the importance of linguistic evidence in understanding grammatical correctness. Focusing on the acquisition of basic vocabulary and grammatical structures, it helps students explore, in depth, the principles of word formation, derivation, and inflection, and simultaneously provides an overview of the major syntactic constructions of Arabic.
LLA318Arabic Morphology and Syntax
3 credits    |    Pré-requis: ARA210 or LLA210
This course aims to help students acquire the basic rules of Arabic morphology and syntax (from the perspective of functional grammar). It will allow them to produce a grammatically correct text. The method adopted uses a text or a series of typical examples, from which the students derive the rule, acquire it and apply it appropriately.
LLA411Comparative Literature
2 credits
This course investigates the nature and scope of comparative literary studies, focusing on the nature and assumptions of literary study undertaken from several comparative perspectives. It is designed to equip students with the tools necessary to critically analyze texts in light of other texts.
LLA319Evolution of the Arabic Prose and Poetry
3 credits
The course traces the development of Arabic prose through an in­depth study of major figures. The focus of the course is to delineate the changes in prose modes, from antiquity to the renaissance epoch. It will help the students to be able to identify the forms of Arabic prose style such as letters, report, description, novel, criticism, speech, essay, and article. This course also offers an introduction to the major poetic movements that shaped Arabic poetry. It traces the major development in poetic conventions, modes and genres such as Classicism, Romanticism, Symbolism, Impressionism, and Surrealism. Using examples from different periods, the students will be able to develop a sense of how poetic modes changed across different periods.
LLA212Introduction to Linguistics
3 credits
This course will provide an introduction to the discipline of linguistics. It focuses on the fundamental concepts, the basic goals and the methods of modern theoretical linguistics. It introduces students to linguistics through the writings of well­known linguists, such as, but not limited to, Ferdinand De Saussure, Bloomfield, André Martinet, Roman Jakobson, and Noam Chomsky. By the end of the course the students will be familiar with some of the terminology and techniques of linguistic analysis.
LLA222Introduction to Rhetoric and Stylistics
3 credits
The course is designed to help the students practice writing, reading, evaluating, formulating, and presenting opinions in writing based on the best available evidence, using the methods of formal argument and the methods of rhetorical style.
LLA224Introduction to the Study of Literary Genres
3 credits
The focus of the course is on modern drama, and poetry arts such as instructive topic, wisdom, and lyrics. The course aims at helping students gain awareness in the cultural experience of modern drama and topic poetry. It familiarizes students with literary movements such as naturalism, symbolism, realism, and other dramatic features.
LLA415Lebanese Popular Heritage
2 credits
This course presents the Lebanese popular language and its importance, its Aramaic origins, and the interest of its study for Westerns. It defines the rules and meters of Lebanese folk poetry, the Zajal (its different genres, its pioneers, along with its modern and contemporary troops), the Muwassah, al­ Ataba, al­Mijana.
LLA316Literature in the Abbasids Era
3 credits
The course is designed to help students study the civilization and the literature of the Abbasids Epoch. This course aims to distinguish between the development of poetry and prose in this period, and to describe the different methods and characteristics of Abbasids literature (poetry, speech, narration, maqama, music, and singing).
LLA325Literature in the Andalusian Era
2 credits
In this course, the students study the prose and the poetry of Andalusian literature. They will study literary genres in order to interpret, analyze, and critically evaluate selections. Poetry topics: nostalgia, nature, terza rima (mouwashah). Poets: Ibn Zaydun, Ibn Khafaja, Ibn Zumrok, Wallada bent Al Mustakfi. Prose topics: Maqama, biography, speech, the short novel, Diwan writing. Writers: Ibn Abd Rabboh, Ibn Tufayl, Ibn Shahid. The students will also learn about the Andalusian civilization, aspects such as religions, languages, the role of women, culture, and society.
LLA323Literature in the Mamluk and Ottoman Era
2 credits
In this course, the students learn about the developments of the Islamic world during the period of Mamluk and Ottoman colonial domination and its aftermath, with special attention to the works of leading authors. In Mamluk literature: Al Boussayri, Saffieh Al Dinn, Ibn Nabata, Ibn Manzour (lissan Al Arab), Salah Al dinn Al safady (Alwafi bel Waffiatt), and Al KalKashindi (Sobeh Al Ashaa). From the Ottoman literature: Ibn Al Nakib, Ibn Maatuk, Nicola Al Turk, Boutros Karame, and Bader Al dinn Alghozzi.
LLA324Literature in the Renaissance Era
3 credits
This course introduces students to Renaissance literature by studying the history of this period and the famous authors and poets who changed the structure of literary texts. This course aims to consider many poetry texts, and to study the influence of printing, and of journalism, the pedagogic foundation which left their effects on Arabic modern literature. The students will be looking at important poets and writers, such as Ahmad Amine, Gergi Zayden, Joubran Khalil Goubran, Micheal Nouayme, and others, and they will study the characteristics of literary production in the light of new methods of modern criticism.
LLA423Modern and Contemporary Arabic Literature
2 credits
This course presents the modern Arabic literature of prose and poetry. It defines modernity and its general characteristics: the literary genres (novel, play, biography, literary research). It presents the contemporary Arabic literature and its universal dimensions: the Arabic novel, its principles and general rules, the movements that it illustrates, and its methods. At the poetry level, the course defines the concepts of modern, new and contemporary. It reviews the history of modern poetry: its beginnings, its pioneers, its stands, its directions, as well as its various forms of prose, poems, and poems subject to the rules of prosody.
LLA315Novel and Theater
3 credits
This course aims to offer students a detailed study of the development of the 20th century novel as an outcome and reaction to the 19th century novel. The course gives special attention to some of the major Arabic novelists, such as Najib Mahfouze, Toufic Youssef Awad, and Amine Maalouf. This course offers both a historical survey and a literary history of the development of drama. It concentrates on critical analysis of the distinguishing features of the different genres and sub­genres in drama, tragedy, comedy, and tragicomedy. This course gives special attention to the major Lebanese theater, such as the Rahbany brothers, Shoushou, Nabih Abu El Husn, and George Khabbaz (modern theatre).
LLA326Overseas Arabic Literature
2 credits
This course is an introduction to the major literary movements of overseas writers, starting with Gebran Khalil Gebran, M. Nouayme, R. Ayoub, N. Arida, among others. The course traces the major development of Arabic literature overseas, and helps students to investigate the themes and the characteristics of this literature.
LLA312Pre-Islamic and Umayyad Epochs
3 credits
The course covers, in introduction, the civilization and the literature of the Pre­Islamic epoch. It helps students to recognize various topics such as glory poetry, chivalry, wisdom, speech, and enthusiasm. Then the course covers the civilization and the literature of the Early Islamic and Umayyad Era. This course aims to distinguish between the development of poetry and prose in this period, and to describe the different methods and characteristics of Early Islamic and Umayyad literature such as Islamic poetry, Umayyad speech, and epistles.
LLA435Modern and Contemporary Arabic Criticism
3 credits
The course prepares students to study, evaluate, and interpret the Arabic literature texts. It will help students to recognize the different methods to criticize the literary text by using the logic interpretation and constant evaluation. The course aims at enabling students to practice how to use different theories, how to read literature, and how to relate literary theory to the cultural background.
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