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Undergraduate Bulletin 2007-2008
 
Bulletin Homepage |College of Arts & Sciences | Courses in Arabic

Courses in Arabic


A Ara 101 Elementary Arabic I (4)

The objective of this course is the development of initial reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills in Modern Standard Arabic. Attention will be given to the mastering of the Arabic alphabet, pronunciation, basic grammatical structures, and initial vocabulary. Cultural elements from different Arabic speaking areas will also be introduced. Students are expected to attend regularly and participate in all class activities. Classes meet four times per week. Prerequisite(s): for beginners, none; for students with some knowledge of Arabic, placement.

A Ara 102 Elementary Arabic II (4)

A continuation of A Ara 101. Additional Arabic grammatical structures and Vocabulary items will be introduced to continue the development of the four communicative skills and cultural knowledge. The focus will be on syntax and morphology and the development of the ability to participate in different types of conversations. Modern Standard Arabic will be the language of instruction. Students are expected to attend regularly and participate in all class activities. Classes meet four times per week. Prerequisite(s): A Ara 101 or placement. [FL]

A Ara 201 Intermediate Arabic I (4)

The objective of this course is to continue the development of the communicative skills (speaking, listening, writing, and reading) in Modern Standard Arabic with strong emphasis on the cultural context. The course will improve the studentsí ability to process different types of material in Arabic and acquire additional grammatical structures and vocabulary. Modern Standard Arabic is the language of instruction. Students are expected to attend regularly and participate in all class activities. Classes meet four times per week. Prerequisite(s): A Ara 102 or placement. [FL]

A Ara 202 Intermediate Arabic II (4)

A continuation of A Ara 201 which further the development of communicative competence in Modern Standard Arabic. Students will continue to acquire skills that allow them to understand a wide range of material in Arabic including written texts and audiovisual material and become more proficient in expressing their opinions accurately in Modern Standard Arabic. At the end of the course, they will be able to understand and distinguish different linguistic patterns and cultural expressions. Modern Standard Arabic will be the language of instruction. Students are expected to attend regularly and participate in all class activities. Classes meet four times per week. Prerequisite(s): for beginners; none; for students with some knowledge of Arabic, placement. [FL]

A Ara 397 Independent Study in Arabic (1-3)

Study by a student in Arabic language and linguistics or a related are of special interest. Work performed under direction of a professor chosen by the student on a topic approved by the program. May be repeated with approval of the program.