ARAB Course Listing

Elementary Arabic I (ARAB 111, 3 Credits)

For online sections, microphone, speakers, and occasional synchronous work required. (Not open to native speakers of Arabic; assumes no prior knowledge of Arabic. Students with prior experience with the Arabic language should take a placement test to assess appropriate level.) An introduction to spoken and written modern standard Arabic. The objective is to communicate in Arabic in some concrete, real-life situations, using culturally appropriate language and etiquette. Ample practice in Arabic pronunciation and the structures needed for everyday communication are provided.

Elementary Arabic II (ARAB 112, 3 Credits)

For online sections, microphone, speakers, and occasional synchronous work required. (Not open to native speakers of Arabic; assumes no prior knowledge of Arabic. Students with prior experience with the Arabic language should take a placement test to assess appropriate level.) Prerequisite: ARAB 111 or appropriate score on a placement test. An introduction to spoken and written modern standard Arabic. The objective is to communicate in Arabic in some concrete, real-life situations, using culturally appropriate language and etiquette. Ample practice in Arabic pronunciation and the structures needed for everyday communication are provided.

Elementary Arabic III (ARAB 114, 3 Credits)

For online sections, microphone, speakers and occasional synchronous work required. (Not open to native speakers of Arabic.) Prerequisite: ARAB 112 or appropriate score on a placement test. Further development of skills in elementary spoken and written modern standard Arabic. The aim is to communicate in Arabic in a variety of real-life situations, using culturally appropriate language. Practice is provided in improving pronunciation and developing the oral and written skills used in everyday communication.

Elementary Arabic IV (ARAB 115, 3 Credits)

For online sections, microphone, speakers and occasional synchronous work required. (Not open to native speakers of Arabic.) Prerequisite: ARAB 114 or appropriate score on a placement test. Further development of skills in elementary spoken and written modern standard Arabic. The objective is to interact effectively with native Arabic speakers in a variety of real-life situations, using culturally appropriate language. Practice in fine-tuning pronunciation and applying language skills to a range of contexts is provided.

Intermediate Arabic I (ARAB 211, 3 Credits)

(Fulfills the international perspective requirement.) Prerequisite: ARAB 115 or appropriate score on placement test and/or permission from department. Further development of skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Modern Standard Arabic. Arabic culture, history, current events, and geography provide the context for instruction in grammatical structures, vocabulary, pronunciation, and composition. Focus is on acquiring the skills necessary to communicate with native Arabic speakers orally and in writing at an intermediate level. Class is conducted primarily in Arabic.

Middle Eastern Cultures (ARAB 333, 3 Credits)

(Conducted in English.) A project-driven and discussion-based study of Middle Eastern cultures. The aim is to demonstrate cultural competence by explaining and analyzing Middle Eastern cultures through a variety of perspectives. Topics include religion, cultural practices, history, geography, and societies of the Middle East. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARAB 333 or ARAB 334.