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.

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.