Emphasis on the further development of proficiency in comprehension and expression in Arabic through advanced practice of speaking and reading skills. The objective of this class is also to improve knowledge and understanding of Arab culture and society and various issues affecting Arab people. Literature will be multimodal and consist of selected articles from various media in the Arab world, such as major newspapers and clips of popular television programs as well as segments of internet videos. Activities will include work on translating news articles about social and political issues in Arab cultures. Prerequisite: ARB 1050 or equivalent.