Arabic (ARA)

ARA 101. Elementary Arabic I. 4 Credit Hours.

This course is designed for those students who are beginning the study of Arabic. Students will learn to communicate in spoken and written Arabic and will study the cultural contexts in which it is used.

ARA 102. Elementary Arabic II. 4 Credit Hours.

This course is designed for those students who are beginning the study of Arabic. Students will learn to communicate in spoken and written Arabic and will study the cultural contexts in which it is used.

ARA 103. Intermediate Arabic I. 4 Credit Hours.

This course is designed for students who have a complete command of the Arabic alphabet and sound system and can already communicate in simple social situations. The course is designed to bring the student to the point of communicating in several well defined social situations and contexts. The root and pattern system of Arabic grammar and complex sentence structure are studied using vocabulary, complex texts, and translation exercises.

ARA 104. Intermediate Arabic II. 4 Credit Hours.

This course is designed for students who have a complete command of the Arabic alphabet and sound system and can already communicate in simple social situations. The course is designed to bring the student to the point of communicating in several well defined social situations and contexts. The root and pattern system of Arabic grammar and complex sentence structure are studied using vocabulary, complex texts, and translation exercises.

ARA 201. Arabic Conversation. 4 Credit Hours.

This is a course to improve communication skills and emphasize pronunciation, intonation, expression and systematic vocabulary development. Audio-visual work, oral reports, compositions and class discussions based on readings from newspapers, magazines, and current writings of significant authors.

ARA 202. Arabic Conversation II. 4 Credit Hours.

This course will help students expand vocabulary, improve discourse skills, and strengthen writing skills in Arabic. Through class readings, assignments, and discussion, students will also deepen their knowledge of Arabic culture and examine Arabic cultural idiomatic expressions.