Arabic Courses of Study

ARBC 101 Introductory Arabic I ARBC 101 Introductory Arabic I

Focuses on developing proficiency in standard modern Arabic. The main goal is attaining early proficiency in the fundamentals of listening, speaking, reading, and writing the language. The course begins with learning of script and pronunciation, and develops into the use of situation-based texts and topics that build vocabulary, grammar and general communicative competence.
4 credits

ARBC 102 Introductory Arabic II ARBC 102 Introductory Arabic II

Introductory Arabic II serves as a continuation of Introductory Arabic I. Extends skills in spoken and written standard modern Arabic. Emphasis will be placed on building vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation, grammar, reading, and composition abilities within the context of real-life situations and contemporary Arab culture and civilization. 4 credits.

ARBC 201 Intermediate Arabic I ARBC 201 Intermediate Arabic I

Enables students to further develop their skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in Modern Standard Arabic. The course will focus on improving oral comprehension, expanding vocabulary, and strengthening composition and reading skills through discussions, writing exercises, and extensive readings. Emphasis will be placed on the cultural contexts of language.
4 credits

ARBC 202 Intermediate Arabic II ARBC 202 Intermediate Arabic II

A continuation of ARBC 201, this course enhances students’ proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic through the further development of speaking, reading, writing and listening skills. Emphasis will be placed on correct use of syntax and grammar, and students will engage in increasingly complex oral and written communication. Students will also work with more varied, challenging readings on a variety of cultural topics.
4 credits

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