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ARAB 101 Elementary Arabic with Drill
Units: 1
Description
Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic language and culture; development of skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

ARAB 102 Elementary Arabic with Drill
Units: 1
Description
Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic language and culture; development of skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

ARAB 111 Accelerated Beginning Arabic
Units: 1
Description
Intensive instruction in elementary Modern Standard Arabic completed on study abroad program.

ARAB 112 Accelerated Beginning Arabic
Units: 1
Description
Intensive instruction in elementary Modern Standard Arabic completed on study abroad program.

ARAB 201 Intermediate Arabic
Units: 1
Description
Continuation of Arabic 101-102 with deepening of Arabic grammar, further development of reading, writing, and speaking skills in Modern Standard Arabic.

ARAB 202 Intermediate Arabic
Units: 1
Fulfills General Education Requirement (COM2)
Description
Deepening of Arabic grammar, further development of reading, writing, and speaking skills in Modern Standard Arabic.

ARAB 203 Intermediate Arabic Conversation
Units: .5
Description
Intensive training to develop practical communicative skills and accelerate oral proficiency.

ARAB 204 Intermediate Arabic Conversation
Units: .5
Description
Intensive training to develop practical communicative skills and accelerate oral proficiency.

ARAB 211 Accelerated Beginning Arabic II
Units: 1
Description
Intensive instruction in Modern Standard Arabic at the advanced elementary level completed on study abroad program.
Prerequisites
One year of college Arabic or permission of instructor

ARAB 212 Accelerated Beginning Arabic II
Units: 1
Description
Intensive instruction in Modern Standard Arabic at the advanced elementary level completed on study abroad program.
Prerequisites
One year of college Arabic or permission of instructor

ARAB 301 Advanced Arabic
Units: 1
Description
Deepens and refines students' knowledge of the grammatical structures of the Arabic language with a focus on comprehension and discussion of texts taken mainly from Arabic news media. Part of the course will be devoted to building the students' familiarity with regional dialects (Egyptian or Levantine Arabic) and strengthening oral proficiency skills.

ARAB 302 Advanced Arabic II
Units: 1
Description
Continues to build students' knowledge of Arabic language and culture. Course materials include readings from contemporary short stories, excerpts from novels, and poetry. As an initial introduction to Arabic literature, the course emphasizes writing and speaking in Modern Standard Arabic, thus modeling the language spoken at international conferences. In an additional session per week, students will practice their debating skills in Arabic in the form of a mini colloquium.

ARAB 303 Advanced Arabic Conversation
Units: .5
Description
Intensive training to develop practical communicative skills and accelerate oral proficiency.

ARAB 304 Advanced Arabic Conversation
Units: .5
Description
Intensive training to develop practical communicative skills and accelerate oral proficiency.

ARAB 311 Accelerated Intermediate Arabic
Units: 1
Description
Intensive instruction in Arabic at the intermediate level completed on study abroad program.

ARAB 312 Accelerated Intermediate Arabic
Units: 1
Description
Intensive instruction in Arabic at the intermediate level completed on study abroad program.

ARAB 315 Grammar Through Texts
Units: 1
Description
Provides a critical look at the contemporary Arab World and the different aspects of modern Arab culture using authentic Arabic language materials in Modern Standard Arabic. Readings vary by semester. Course material designed to move students from mid to high intermediate. Primary focus is the better understanding of complex sentence structures and the rapid expansion of functional vocabulary.
Prerequisites
ARAB 302

ARAB 389 Practice Assistantship
Units: 1
Description
Students lead practice sessions associated with the elementary and intermediate language sequence in Arabic. The practice assistantship does not count as credit toward the major or minor. Up to one unit can be applied toward graduation credit.

ARAB 397 Selected Topics
Units: 1
Description
Selected topics related to Arabic language, literature, and culture, to be offered at the discretion of the department.

ARAB 401 Arabic in the Media
Units: 1
Description
Reviews the basic structures, grammar, and the first 1000 most frequent words of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) learned in earlier courses. Introduces the next 750 high-frequency words in a variety of contexts with strong cultural content. Drills in the more advanced grammatical structures of MSA. Develops reading skills assisting with comprehending a variety of MSA authentic media texts of various genres and performing reading tasks ranging from Intermediate to Intermediate High on the ACTFL scale.

ARAB 402 Introduction to Arabic in Literature
Units: 1
Description
Conducts a quick review of the basic structures, grammar, and the first 1750 most frequent words of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) learned in earlier courses. Introduces the next 750 high frequency words in a variety of contexts with strong cultural content. Drills in the more advanced grammatical structures of MSA. Develops reading skills that will assist in comprehending a variety of MSA authentic literary texts of various genres and performing reading tasks ranging from Intermediate Mid to Advanced Low on the ACTFL scale.

ARAB 406 Summer Undergraduate Research
Units: 0
Description
Documentation of the work of students who receive summer fellowships to conduct research [or produce a creative arts project] in the summer. The work must take place over a minimum of 8 weeks, the student must engage in the project full-time (at least 40 hours per week) during this period, and the student must be the recipient of a fellowship through the university. Graded S/U.

ARAB 495 Independent Study in Arabic Studies
Units: 0.5-1
Description
Special projects individually pursued under supervision of faculty member.