Arabic Courses

Code Course Credits

ARB 131

Elementary Arabic I

Offered: Fall Semester

This is the first course in a two-semester sequence introducing students to Modern Standard Arabic. By completing both semesters, students will reach the "novice high" proficiency level as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural competence.

Course may be applied to the Middle Eastern Studies minor.

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ARB 132

Elementary Arabic II

Offered: Spring Semester

This course is a continuation of ARB 131 - Elementary Arabic I.

Prerequisite(s): ARB 131.
Course may be applied to the Middle Eastern Studies minor.

3

ARB 231

Intermediate Arabic I

Offered: Fall Semester

This is the first course of the two-semester sequence in Modern Standard Arabic at the Intermediate level. By completing both semesters, students will reach the "Intermediate Mid-Level" in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Prerequisite(s): ARB 132 or equivalent.
Course may be applied to the Middle Eastern Studies minor.

3

ARB 232

Intermediate Arabic II

Offered: Spring Semester

This course is continuation of ARB 231 - Intermediate Arabic I.

Prerequisite(s): ARB 231.
Course may be applied to the Middle Eastern Studies minor.

3

ARB 331

Advanced Arabic I

Offered: Fall Semester

In both semesters of Advanced Arabic, students build upon their previous knowledge and develop the ability to: speak simple dialogue of paragraph length; understand more authentic speech; write a series of coherent paragraphs; read authentic text to acquire information. The course integrates history and culture, as well as contemporary events and issues.

Prerequisite(s): ARB 232 or equivalent.
Course may be applied to the Middle Eastern Studies minor.

3

ARB 332

Advanced Arabic II

Offered: Spring Semester

In both semesters of Advanced Arabic, students build upon their previous knowledge and develop the ability to: speak simple dialogue of paragraph length; understand more authentic speech; write a series of coherent paragraphs; read authentic text to acquire information. The course integrates history and culture, as well as contemporary events and issues.

Prerequisite(s): ARB 331 or equivalent
Course may be applied to the Middle Eastern Studies minor.

3

ARB 490

Directed Study: Topics in Arabic

Offered: As Needed

Opportunity for upper-level students to do an advanced research project or investigation in an Arabic field of special interest not covered by a normally-scheduled course. The student and a full-time faculty member familiar with the student's area of interest agree on a plan of study and research and on evaluation methods.

Prerequisite(s): Students must complete the online Directed Study and Independent Research Application process and obtain the signatures of the faculty member and the Department Chair.

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