Arabic

Courses

ARA 101. Basic Proficiency in Arabic I. 4 Hours

Development of basic communication and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through extensive practice in language use. Admission is restricted to those who have not studied Arabic or have placed in this course by examination.

ARA 141. Basic Proficiency in Arabic II. 4 Hours

Further development of fundamental communication and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through extensive practice in language use. Prerequisite(s): ARA 101 or placement by examination.

ARA 201. Intermediate Arabic I. 4 Hours

Expansion and extension of proficiency and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through conversation practice, reading assignments, composition assignments, and grammar exercises. Successful completion of this course includes the demonstration of the proficiency level required by the College of Arts and Sciences' Liberal Studies Curriculum. Prerequisite(s): ARA 141 or placement by examination.

ARA 301. Arabic Conversation and Composition I. 3 Hours

Intensive practice in Modern Standard Arabic with emphasis on development of writing and speaking skills. Students will increase their vocabulary and their grammatical accuracy on topics related to contemporary life in the Arabic world. Prerequisite(s): ARA 201 or equivalent.

ARA 302. Arabic Conversation and Composition II. 3 Hours

Continuation of intensive practice in Modern Standard Arabic with emphasis on development of writing and speaking skills. Students will increase their vocabulary and their grammatical accuracy on topics related to contemporary life in the Arabic world. Prerequisite(s): ARA 301 or equivalent.

ARA 315. Modern Arabic Culture. 3 Hours

Introduction to Arabic culture and civilization with emphasis on social, cultural, political, historical, and artistic aspects of the modern Arab world. Conducted in English.

ARA 391. Directed Study of Colloquial Arabic. 1-3 Hours

Guided study of selected topics and/or issues involving Modern Standard Arabic, colloquial Arabic, culture or literature under the supervision of an instructor. Admission to this course and number of semester hours require approval of the chairperson. May be repeated when topic changes. Prerequisite(s): ARA 201 or equivalent or Approval of department chair.