Arabic (ARAB)

ARAB 1101. Elementary Arabic 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students with very little or no prior knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. Provides a lively introduction to basic oral expression, listening comprehension, and elementary reading and writing. Uses practical vocabulary drawn from realistic situations, and aims at good pronunciation and ease in response. Laboratory practice complements class work, enables students to work aloud at their own speed, reinforces their acquisition of essential structures, and acquaints them with various audio-visual resources.

ARAB 1102. Elementary Arabic 2. 4 Hours.

Continues ARAB 1101. Reviews and continues the study of grammar and basic language skills. Offers progressively more intensive practice in oral and written communication. Laboratory practice complements class work, enables students to work aloud at their own speed, reinforces their acquisition of essential structures, and acquaints them with various audio-visual resources. Prereq. ARAB 1101 or ARAB 1301.

ARAB 1301. Elementary Arabic Immersion 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in an Arabic-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Focuses on standard Arabic. Offers students an opportunity to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

ARAB 1302. Elementary Arabic Immersion 2. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in an Arabic-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Focuses on standard Arabic. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

ARAB 1990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

ARAB 2101. Intermediate Arabic 1. 4 Hours.

Emphasizes further vocabulary building. Offers students an opportunity to master the fine points of grammar through written composition, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussion from current standard Arabic materials. Prereq. ARAB 1102 or ARAB 1302.

ARAB 2102. Intermediate Arabic 2. 4 Hours.

Builds on ARAB 2101 and focuses on further development of vocabulary. Offers students an opportunity to continue to master grammar and conversation through written composition, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussion from current standard Arabic materials. Prereq. (a) ARAB 2101 or ARAB 2301 and (b) ENGW 1111, ENGW 1102, ENGL 1111, or ENGL 1102.

ARAB 2301. Intermediate Arabic Immersion 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in an Arabic-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Focuses on standard Arabic. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

ARAB 2302. Intermediate Arabic Immersion 2. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in an Arabic-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Focuses on standard Arabic. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

ARAB 2701. Intensive Arabic 2. 4 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity to develop proficiency in modern standard Arabic and in developing knowledge of spoken Arabic, especially the Egyptian and Levantine dialects. Focuses on building language skills and mastering more vocabulary and grammar. Includes short readings, composition exercises, review of basic Arabic grammar, and extensive training in listening and conversation. The textbook is supplemented with material that includes print media, audios, and videos. Some of the material is available on the companion Web site for the textbook, Al-Kitaab; other material is prepared by the instructor. Requires students to purchase access to the Web site. Seeks to complete all thirteen units of Al-Kitaab by the end of the course. Pereq. ARAB 1701 or ARAB 1102.

ARAB 2900. Specialized Instruction in Arabic. 1-4 Hours.

Designed for individuals whose language skills are at the intermediate level and who seek specially focused language instruction. Such instruction might be the use of the language in specific settings, or it might be focused on specific conversational nuances of the language. Students must have at least an elementary level of competence in the language.

ARAB 2990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

ARAB 3101. Advanced Arabic 1. 4 Hours.

Continues further development of vocabulary. Offers students an opportunity to continue to master grammar and conversation through advanced reading, composition, grammar review, and listening skills. Whenever possible, offers students an opportunity to engage in local community activities to enhance communication skills and cultural knowledge. Prereq. ARAB 2102 or ARAB 2302.

ARAB 3102. Advanced Arabic 2. 4 Hours.

Builds on ARAB 3101 and continues further development of vocabulary. Offers students an opportunity to continue to master grammar and conversation through advanced reading, composition, grammar review, and listening skills. Whenever possible, offers students an opportunity to engage in local community activities to enhance communication skills and cultural knowledge. Prereq. ARAB 3101 or ARAB 3301.

ARAB 3301. Advanced Arabic Immersion 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in an Arabic-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Focuses on standard Arabic as well as the local dialect. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence.

ARAB 3302. Advanced Arabic Immersion 2. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in an Arabic-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Focuses on standard Arabic as well as the local dialect. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence.

ARAB 3701. Intensive Arabic 3. 4 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity to build language skills and master more advanced vocabulary and grammar. Focuses on developing proficiency in standard and spoken Arabic to a degree where similarities and differences between the two are analyzed and assimilated. Includes readings of medium length, composition exercises, review of Arabic grammar, listening skills, and conversation practice in standard Arabic and in one of the two dialects introduced in ARAB 1701 and ARAB 2701 (ARAB 4701 focuses on the other dialect). Begins with a brief review of Al-Kitaab 1 and moves on to the first half of Al-Kitaab 2. To prepare students for ARAB 4701, the class devotes at least one full weekly meeting to media Arabic. Prereq. ARAB 2701 or ARAB 2102.

ARAB 3800. Special Topics in Arabic. 1-4 Hours.

Focuses on a unique aspect of the Arabic language. The specific topics are chosen to reflect current developments in the language and expressed student interests. Focuses on the use of the language for specific purposes or its use in specialized settings (e.g., media, business, health). Prereq. At least an intermediate level of skill in the language.

ARAB 3900. Specialized Instruction in Arabic. 1-4 Hours.

Designed for individuals whose language skills are at an advanced level and who seek specially focused language instruction. Such instruction might be the use of the language in specific settings, or it might be focused on specific conversational nuances of the language. Prereq. At least an advanced level of competence in the language.

ARAB 3990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

ARAB 4701. Intensive Arabic 4. 4 Hours.

Continues with the approaches of ARAB 3701 to build language skills toward higher proficiency in both standard and spoken Arabic. Offers students an opportunity to use their knowledge in one to enhance their skills in the other by studying and analyzing the similarities and differences between the two. Includes readings, composition exercises, review of Arabic grammar, listening skills, and conversation practice in standard Arabic and in one of the two dialects introduced in ARAB 1701 and ARAB 2701—Egyptian or Levantine. Continues with and finishes Al-Kitaab 2. Offers students an opportunity to achieve proficiency equivalent to “advanced intermediate.” Prereq. ARAB 3701 or ARAB 3102.

ARAB 4800. Special Topics in Arabic. 1-4 Hours.

Focuses on a unique aspect of the Arabic language. The specific topics are chosen to reflect current developments in the language and expressed student interests. Focuses on the use of the language for specific purposes or its use in specialized settings (e.g., media, business, health). Prereq. At least an advanced level of skill in the language.

ARAB 4990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

ARAB 4991. Research. 4 Hours.

Offers an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision.

ARAB 4992. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers students a way of going beyond work given in the regular curriculum; may also enable students to complete major or minor requirements in certain situations. Priority is given to language majors and to juniors and seniors.

ARAB 4993. Independent Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor.

ARAB 5976. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.

ARAB 5978. Independent Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.

ARAB 6962. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.