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Arabic Courses

ARAB 101 [101] Elementary Arabic I (4). Introduction to modern standard Arabic, including the Arabic script, basic grammar and vocabulary, and developing skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

ARAB 102 [102] Elementary Arabic II (4). Prerequisite, ARAB 101 or permission of instructor. Introduction to modern standard Arabic, including the Arabic script, basic grammar and vocabulary, and developing skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

ARAB 203 [103] Intermediate Arabic I (4). Prerequisite, ARAB 102 or permission of instructor. A proficiency-based course centered on reading, writing, speaking, and listening to modern standard Arabic with an emphasis on understanding the application of grammatical structures and vocabulary development.

ARAB 204 [104] Intermediate Arabic II (4). Prerequisite, ARAB 203 or permission of instructor. A proficiency based course centered on reading, writing, speaking, and listening to modern standard Arabic with an emphasis on understanding the application of grammatical structures and vocabulary development.

ARAB 223 [023] Conversational Arabic (3). Prerequisite, ARAB 203 or permission of instructor. Conversational course introducing one of the major dialects of Arabic. Egyptian and Levantine dialects each offered in alternate years. Emphasis on building oral proficiency while increasing awareness of Arab culture.

ARAB 305 [105] Advanced Arabic I (3). Prerequisite, ARAB 204 or permission of instructor. Intensive reading of a variety of texts; films, oral presentations, and writing; extensive vocabulary development.

ARAB 306 [106] Advanced Arabic II (3). Prerequisite, ARAB 305 or permission of instructor. Intensive reading of a variety of texts; films, oral presentations, and writing; extensive vocabulary development.

ARAB 308 Arabic Languages Across the Curriculum Recitation (1). Prerequisite, ARAB 204 or permission of supervising faculty member. Arabic recitation offered in conjunction with selected content courses. Weekly discussion and readings in Arabic relating to attached content courses.

ARAB 407 [141] Readings in Arabic I (3). Prerequisite, ARAB 306 or permission of instructor. Classical and/or modern readings in Arabic, according to the students' interest.

ARAB 408 [142] Readings in Arabic II (3). Prerequisite, ARAB 306 or permission of instructor. Classical and/or modern readings in Arabic, according to the students' interest.

ARAB 496 Independent Readings in Arabic (1-3). Prerequisite, departmental permission. For the student who wishes to create and pursue an independent project in Arabic under the supervision of a selected instructor. Maximum three credit hours per semester.

ARAB 681 [179] Readings in Islamicate Literatures (ASIA 681, RELI 681) (3). See RELI 681 (only when offered in Arabic) for description.