Academic Catalog

Arabic (ARAB)

ARAB 101  - Beginning Arabic I Beginning Arabic I  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to Modern Standard Arabic in both is spoken and written form. Equal emphasis on all five skills areas: speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. Students with credit for a higher level course in Arabic may not take this course.

ARAB 102  - Beginning Arabic II  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to Modern Standard Arabic in both is spoken and written form. Equal emphasis on all four skills areas: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students with credit for a higher level course in Arabic may not take this course.

ARAB 201  - Intermediate Arabic I  (3 Credits)  

The second year of Modern Standard Arabic in both spoken and written forms. Equal emphasis on all five skill areas: speaking, listening, reading, writing and culture. Required sessions in the language laboratory. Students with credit for a higher level course in Arabic may not take this course for credit.

ARAB 202  - Intermediate Arabic II Intermediate Arabic II  (3 Credits)  

The second year of Modern Standard Arabic in both spoken and written forms. Equal emphasis on all five skill areas: speaking, listening, reading, writing and culture. Students with credit for a higher level course in Arabic may not take this course for credit.

ARAB 301  - Advanced Arabic  (3 Credits)  

The third year of instruction in Modern Standard Arabic. Equal emphasis on all five skill areas: speaking, listening, reading, writing and culture. This is an upper-division course. Completion of second-year Arabic or possession of the requisite skill set is necessary to take this course.

ARAB 302  - Advanced Arabic  (3 Credits)  

The third year of instruction in Modern Standard Arabic in both its spoken and written form. Equal emphasis on all four skill areas: speaking, listening, reading, writing and culture. This is an upper-division course. Completion of second-year Arabic or possession of the requisite skill set is necessary to take this course.

ARAB 310  - Topics in Arabic Culture  (3 Credits)  

This is a new course for students who have completed the intermediate language level or for students who are native or heritage speakers of Arabic. Topics will vary according to students interest and faculty expertise. The course will be taught entirely in Arabic.

ARAB 351  - Classical Arabic Literature in Translation Classical Arabic Literature in Translation  (3 Credits)  

A survey course covering poetry, epic narratives and threatises on government, religion and science from five epochs of Arab culture: the pre-Islamic period, the period of Islamic conquest, the Ummayed and 'Abbasid period and Moorish Andalusia. This is an upper-division course. There are no prerequisites per se. Knowledge of elementary Arabic will be helpful but not essential.

ARAB 352  - Modern Arabic Literature in Translation  (3 Credits)  

A survey covering Arabic language literature of the 20th century, with special emphasis on the middle and later periods. This is an upper-division course. There are no prerequisites per se. Knowledge of elementary Arabic will be helpful but not essential.

ARAB 491  - Independent Study Arabic Independent Study Arabic  (3 Credits)  

Students may take further independent study in arabic with the permissionof the instructor.

ARAB 492  - Independent Study Arabic Independent Study Arabic  (3 Credits)  

Students may take further independent study in arabic with the permissionof the instructor.