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Arabic (ARAB)

College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature

ARAB 101 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic (4) This course is designed to provide students with basic knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. The course focuses on developing proficiency in the standard written Arabic language, as well as formal spoken Arabic. HSL

ARAB 102 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic (4) This course focuses on developing proficiency in the standard written Arabic language as well as formal spoken Arabic. It introduces a wide range of situation-based texts and topics that build vocabulary, grammar, and general communicative competence. Pre: 101. HSL

ARAB 201 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic (4) This course is designed for students who have successfully completed a year of Elementary Arabic. Focus is on acquisition of more complex grammatical structures, expanding vocabulary, and developing competence in a wide range of communicative situations. Pre: 101 and 102, or consent. Fall only. HSL

ARAB 202 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic (4) This course is designed for students who have successfully completed three semesters of Arabic. Focus is on intensive practice of interactive functional skills such as listening comprehension and fundamental conversation strategies. Pre: 101, 102, and 201. Spring only. HSL

ARAB 301 Third-Level Arabic I (3) To develop proficiency in reading/listening comprehension in Modern Standard Arabic. The instructional materials consist of authentic written, visual and audio materials. Classes meet 3 hours weekly. Pre: 202 or equivalent, or consent.

ARAB 302 Third-Level Arabic II (3) Continuation of third-level Arabic I. Emphasis on developing writing and interaction ability at advanced levels of proficiency. Course includes extensive reading, composition exercises, listening skills, conversation practice and extensive review of Arabic grammar. Developing fluency is the main objective of this course. Classes meet 3 hours weekly. Pre: 301 or equivalent, or consent.