ARAB - Arabic

ARAB 1001 Elementary Arabic I (3-0-3) 

This is an introductory course for students with no previous knowledge of the Arabic Language. This course will cover foundational concepts of Modern Standard Arabic, including the alphabet, diacritical marking, symbols, and rules of correct recitation. Emphasis is on speaking and understanding, with some attention to reading and writing. The mastery of basic skills will be achieved through intensive aural-oral exercises and practice. Students are required to study a textbook and listen to audio files prior to meeting in groups with an assigned native-speaking tutor for intensive study throughout the semester. Class time is dedicated primarily to interactive exercises. Language skills will also be developed through language laboratory assignments. Secondary emphasis is placed on providing information that will enhance the students.

ARAB 1002 Elementary Arabic II (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: ARAB 1001 with a grade of "C" or better. In this course students develop effective communication skills in Arabic appropriate to this stage of language study and expand their knowledge of language and culture.

Prerequisite(s): ARAB 1001

ARAB 2001 Intermediate Arabic I (3-0-3) 

This course is designed to build upon the communication skills (speaking, reading, writing, listening) learned at the elementary level. Students will increase proficiency in the areas of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and culture.

Prerequisite(s): ARAB 1002

ARAB 2002 Intermediate Arabic II (3-0-3) 

Continued focus on developing the communication skills and on increasing cultural proficiency.

Prerequisite(s): ARAB 2001