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Arabic Courses

  At a Glance...
      Credits per course: 4
      Classroom hours per week: 3
      Required weekly lab hours: 1

ARAB-101  Elements of Arabic I

In this introductory four-hour course, students learn to listen, speak, write, and read at a beginning level. Arabic is offered as a regular class in the language sequence. Students will become familiar with the Arabic script and sound system, develop a working vocabulary, learn rudimentary grammatical concepts, practice conversational dialogues, and expand their knowledge of Middle Eastern culture.

ARAB-102  Elements of Arabic II

Arabic 102 is a continuation of Elementary Arabic 101. In this second semester course, students will continue to master the sounds and structures of Arabic. They will further develop vocabulary for everyday situations while learning more advanced grammatical constructions and script to support their ability to write in Arabic. Four language skills will be developed: listening, speaking, writing, and reading. In addition, students will be exposed to many fascinating cultural aspects of the Arabic-speaking world.

ARAB-201  Intermediate Arabic I

Students in this first intermediate-level course will continue to refine their Arabic writing skills; develop the ability to read and understand sentence-level text; explore Arabic verb roots; study the past, present, and future tenses; practice dialogue exercises; increase their working vocabulary; and learn more in-depth grammar. ARAB-201 will be offered as an instructor-based class, during which students will continue to increase their proficiency in the Arabic script and sound system, study more grammatical concepts, practice their reading, and expand their knowledge of Middle Eastern culture.

ARAB-202 Intermediate Arabic II

In this second intermediate level course, students will be exposed to more higher-level text and develop a better comprehension of bilateral and weak verb forms. Students will practice more conversational exchanges and greatly expand their working vocabulary. This course is the last in a series of four basic/intermediate offerings.