Courses

ARAB 101 Elementary Arabic I
4.00 credits
Arabic 101 is a beginning level course primarily for students with little, if any, prior knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. Arabic 101 introduces grammar, vocabulary, reading, speaking and writing activities, as well as cultural topics. The course stresses communication using both formal and informal Arabic and exposes the students to the diversity and social issues of the Arab-speaking world. It develops the ability to read, speak, listen and write in Arabic through the consideration of cultural themes, language functions, and authentic situations. The weekly class meetings will be dedicated to meaningful oral use of the language in order to foster acquisition and proficiency. This course provides extensive practice with writing, reading, speaking, and listening proficiency at the novice level according to the ACTFL guidelines.
ARAB 102 Elementary Arabic II
4.00 credits
This course is designed to further introduce students to basic Arabic language skills and give them an insight into the many aspects of Arabic-speaking countries and their culture. Students will be able to apply creative as well as analytic thinking skills by exploring a foreign language and its cultural idiosyncrasies. This course provides extensive practice with writing, reading, speaking, and listening proficiency at the novice level according to the ACTFL guidelines. Prerequisite: Arabic 101 or equivalent.
Prerequisite:
ARAB 101 Minimum Grade: D
ARAB 201 Intermediate Arabic I
4.00 credits
Arabic 201 is designed to further strengthen and expand basic language skills in Arabic. This course provides extensive practice with writing, reading, speaking, and listening proficiency at the intermediate low level according to the ACTFL guidelines, in addition to developing students’ intercultural competencies. Prerequisite: Arabic 102 or equivalent.
Prerequisite:
ARAB 102 Minimum Grade: D
ARAB 202 Intermediate Arabic II
4.00 credits
Arabic 202 is designed to further strengthen and expand students' language skills in Arabic. This course provides extensive practice with writing, reading, speaking, and listening proficiency at the intermediate level according to the ACTFL guidelines, in addition to developing students’ intercultural competencies. Prerequisite: Arabic 201 or equivalent.
Prerequisite:
ARAB 201 Minimum Grade: D
ARAB 290 Directed Study
1.00- 4.00 credits
Topic to be determined by professor and approved by the Department Chair.
ARAB 497 Internship
.00- 6.00 credits
Professional experience in a setting related to the Arabic-speaking community in which Arabic is used. Student is responsible to find an appropriate internship and to present a plan (description, objectives, proposed assessment) to the Department Chair for approval.
Prerequisite:
ARAB 202 Minimum Grade: D