ARA: Arabic Language Courses

College:Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities


ARA 1120C   Beginning Arabic and Language Culture I

4 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Designed for students with no experience in the Arabic language to develop knowledge through listening, speaking, reading, and writing Modern Standard Arabic. Focuses primarily on cultural understanding of the Arabic world, and basic Arabic language pronunciation, comprehension, communication, and grammar. In addition to the scheduled activities, students are required to complete weekly laboratory assignments.

ARA 1121C   Beginning Arabic and Language Culture II

4 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: ARA 1120C

Continuation of ARA 1120C emphasizing listening and speaking skills with continued practice in reading and writing. Basic grammatical structures will be reviewed and new grammar introduced. The cultural component consists of in-depth considerations of issues in the Arabic world.

ARA 2200C   Intermediate Arabic Language and Culture I

4 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: ARA 1121C

Continuation of ARA 1101C with increased complexity of grammatical constructions, greater emphasis on reading and writing and increased use of authentic materials. Some of the cultural information will be given in Arabic.