School of Languages and Cultures ArabicCollege of Liberal Arts

Courses - Fall 2019

ARAB 10100 - Standard Arabic Level I    
       Section 1: MTWR (9:30-10:20)
       Section 2: MTWR (10:30-11:20)
       Section 3: MTWR (2:30-3:20)
Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic: the writing and sound systems, and systematic presentation of basic grammatical structures. Reading, writing, and vocabulary building are emphasized throughout. The course also includes an introduction to Arab culture. No previous knowledge of Arabic required. 3.000 Credit hours

ARAB 11100 - Elementary Standard Arabic Conversation I
Section 1: Tuesday (2:30-3:20)          Section 2: Thursday (4:30-5:20)
Development of oral skills for self-expression. Guided practice in conversation to enhance communicative competence. Group discussions in Standard Arabic on practical topics. Credit hours: 1.000. Highly recommended for students taking ARAB 101.

ARAB 11200 - Elementary Standard Arabic Conversation II
           Section 1: Tuesday 3:30-4:20
Development of oral skills for self-expression. Guided practice in conversation to enhance communicative competence. Small group discussions in Standard Arabic on practical topics. May be taken concurrently with ARAB 10200.

ARAB 20100 - Standard Arabic Level III
           (MWR – 2:30-3:20)

This course enables students to use the grammar and vocabulary acquired in the first two semesters in dealing with specific social situations. Continued improvement of conversational, reading, and writing abilities and expansion of vocabulary. Typically offered Fall Spring.  3.000 Credit hours

ARAB 301 Standard Arabic Level V         
(TR – 9:00-10:15)
Continued development of Arabic speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities, using materials and authentic texts about everyday life, culture and civilization of Arabic-speaking countries from various sources. Conducted primarily in Arabic. 3.000 Credit hours            

ARAB 280 Arabic Culture           
           (TR - 12:00-1:15pm)
An introduction to Arab societies and cultures in the Middle East and North Africa. Using materials from different disciplines, including literature, sociology, history and cultural studies, the course will explore a variety of key topics such as nationalism, religion, gender issues, identity, kinship and migration. 3.000 Credit hours   No prerequisites    -  Taught in English.

Course counts towards Arabic minor, Minor in Islamic studies, and CMPL major, English major elective (ENGL 232), and foundational learning outcomes for Core Curriculum.


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