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Arabic


Prerequisite/Corequisite Key

P = Course must be taken previously C = Course must be taken concurrently E = Course can be taken previously or concurrently
(RQ) = Required (RM) = Recommended  

ARAB 101

Elementary Arabic I

3 credit hours

This course is an introduction to the language for students who have had no previous study of Arabic. The course places equal emphasis upon aural comprehension, oral expression, reading, writing and the grammatical structures of the language. Class features recitation, written exercises, and reading of simple texts.

ARAB 102

Elementary Arabic II

3 credit hours

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) ARAB-101 or placement or consent of instructor

This course is a continuation of the study of Arabic for students who have had one semester of language instruction or equivalent. Continued emphasis on aural comprehension, oral expression, reading, and writing.

ARAB 103

Intermediate Arabic I

3 credit hours

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) ARAB-102 or placement or consent of instructor

This course is a continued development of vocabulary and idioms. Equal emphasis on both passive comprehension and active use of Arabic in its spoken and written forms.

ARAB 201

Advanced Composition and Conversation I

3 credit hours

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) placement into ARAB-104 or ARAB-201 or consent of instructor

An advanced course in Arabic that will focus on conversational practice and in-depth study of Arabic grammar and syntax. Emphasis will be put on intensive practice of writing in Arabic, acquisition of advanced vocabulary and pronunciation. Students will develop their conversational and writing skills by focusing on one particular aspect of the Arabic culture per semester.