Arabic Courses

  • ARAB 1501 - Beginning Course in Arabic I (5 credit hours)

    Introduction and development of the four language skills in Arabic: Listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.The student will acquire enough of the basic building blocks of the Modern Standard Arabic language to function at the beginning level.

  • ARAB 1502 - Beginning Course in Arabic II (5 credit hours)

    Prerequisite: ARAB 1501. Introduction and development of the four language skills in Arabic: Listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. The student will acquire enough of the basic building blocks of the Modern Standard Arabic language to function at the high beginning level.

  • ARAB 2301 - 2nd Course in Arabic I (3 credit hours)

    Prerequisite: ARAB 1501 and 1502. ARAB 2301 would involve students in, reading, cultural background, grammar review, conversation and composition in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). The student will acquire enough of the basic and intermediate building blocks of the Modern Standard Arabic language to function at the intermediate level.

  • ARAB 2302 - 2nd Course in Arabic II (3 credit hours)

    Prerequisite: ARAB 2301. Reading, cultural background, grammar review, conversation and composition. The student will acquire enough of the basic and intermediate building blocks of the Modern Standard Arabic language to function at the high intermediate level.

  • ARAB 3305 - Introduction to Arab Muslim Civilization (3 credit hours)

    Overview of Arab-Muslim civilization to include topics such as culture, Islam, cinema, art, and women. Taught In English. Fulfills Multicultural and Core Humanities requirement. This is a survey of the Arab-Muslim world, taught in English, including discussion of its history, geography, cultures, literatures, science, religions, and art, with some attention to important current issues, including the question of the East-West relations.

    This special course will provide the students with a general framework to better understand the dynamics of the Arab-Muslim World. It will try to give them a balanced perspective on the histories, societies, cultures, religions, and politics of a region currently of so much concern to the U.S. It will be organized as a series of lectures, readings, documentaries, films viewings, and discussions.

  • ARAB 4300 - Individual Studies in Arabic (3 credit hours)

    Prerequisite: ARAB 2302 or consent of instructor. Independent work under the guidance of faculty members. Contents vary to meet students’ needs. May be repeated once. The student will acquire enough of the basic building blocks of the Modern Standard Arabic language to function at the four skills namely: comprehension, speaking, reading and writing at an advanced level. Students will begin to be able to express, negotiate, and interpret meaning in the Modern Standard Arabic.