Arabic (ARAB)

ARAB 101 - Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I. 5 Credits.

Offered autumn. Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I brings students the opportunity to learn Arabic via a communicative approach, where the emphasis is placed on the functional use of the Arabic Language. Active skills are listening, speaking, reading, and writing, plus basic cultural study.

ARAB 102 - Elementary Modern Standard Arabic II. 5 Credits.

Offered spring. Elementary Modern Standard Arabic II is a continuation of ARAB 101, in that it helps students learn Arabic via a communicative approach, where the emphasis is placed on the functional use of the Arabic Language. Active skills are listening, speaking, reading, and writing, plus basic cultural study.

Gen Ed Attributes: Foreign Language Requirement

ARAB 191 - Special Topics. 1-6 Credits.

(R?6) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one?time offerings of current topics.

ARAB 201 - Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I. 4 Credits.

Offered autumn. Prereq., ARAB 102 or equiv. Course is designed to help students further develop their language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and learn more about the Arab culture and advanced grammar rules beyond the elementary level. The target proficiency level is Intermediate-Low/Mid (based on proficiency guidelines from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

Gen Ed Attributes: Foreign Language Requirement

ARAB 202 - Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II. 4 Credits.

Offered spring. Prereq., ARAB 201 or equiv. Course is a continuation of ARAB 201, in that it is designed to help students further develop their language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and learn more about the Arab culture and advanced grammar rules beyond the elementary level. The target proficiency level is Intermediate-Mid (based on proficiency guidelines from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

Gen Ed Attributes: Foreign Language Requirement

ARAB 291 - Special Topics. 1-8 Credits.

(R?8) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one?time offerings of current topics.

ARAB 292 - Independent Study. 1-6 Credits.

(R?6) Offered autumn and spring. Course material appropriate to the needs and objectives of the individual student.

ARAB 301 - Adv Modern Standard Arabic I. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn. Prereq., ARAB 202 or equiv. Course is designed to help students further develop their language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and learn more about the Arab culture and advanced grammar rules beyond the intermediate level. The target proficiency level is Intermediate-High (based on proficiency guidelines from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)

Gen Ed Attributes: Foreign Language Requirement

ARAB 302 - Adv Modern Standard Arabic II. 3 Credits.

Offered spring. Prereq., ARAB 301 or equiv. Course is a continuation of ARAB 301, in that it is designed to help students further develop their language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and learn more about the Arab culture and advanced grammar rules beyond the intermediate level. The target proficiency level is Intermediate-High/Advanced-Low (based on proficiency guidelines from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

Gen Ed Attributes: Foreign Language Requirement

ARAB 305 - The Arab World. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn. Students explore the Arabic-speaking countries through in-depth discussions of their history, geography, peoples, economy, political systems, educational systems, and cultural components, such as music, cuisine, tradition, customs, gender relations, etc. This course is designed for everyone interested in the topic, and no previous knowledge of the Arabic language is required.

ARAB 307 - Model Arab League Delegates. 3 Credits.

Offered spring. Students explore the Arabic speaking countries, from North Africa, the Middle East and the Peninsula through discussions of political, economic, environmental, and social issues affecting the progress of the Arab world and its development. Students will learn parliamentary procedures used in institutions such as the Arab League itself; this mode of discourse will provide the basis for which students debate topics in class in order to better understand the region.

ARAB 317 - Model Arab League Staff. 3 Credits.

Offered spring. As staff members, students will solidify their knowledge of the history, cultures, issues, and politics of the Middle East, as well as parliamentary procedures to a level which enables them to effectively assess, lead, and guide discussion related to their assigned countries and committee topics towards positive ends.

ARAB 391 - Special Topics. 1-9 Credits.

(R?9) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one?time offerings of current topics.

ARAB 392 - Independent Study. 1-6 Credits.

(R?6) Offered autumn and spring. Course material appropriate to the needs and objectives of the individual student.