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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 II
Units: 1
Description
Introduction to modern standard Arabic language and culture; development of skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

ARAB 201 Intermediate Arabic
Units: 1
Description
Continuation of Arabic 101-102 or Arabic 121 with deepening of Arabic grammar, further development of reading, writing, and speaking skills in Modern Standard Arabic.

ARAB 202 Intermediate Arabic II
Units: 1
Fulfills General Education Requirement (COM2)
Description
Continuation of Arabic 101-102 or Arabic 121 with deepening of Arabic grammar, further development of reading, writing, and speaking skills in Modern Standard Arabic.

ARAB 203 Intermediate Arabic Conversation
Units: 0.5
Description
Intensive training to develop practical communicative skills and accelerate oral proficiency.

ARAB 204 Intermediate Arabic Conversation II
Units: 0.5
Description
Intensive training to develop practical communicative skills and accelerate oral proficiency.

ARAB 221 Intensive Intermediate Arabic Language with Practice
Units: 2
Fulfills General Education Requirement (COM2)
Description
Intensive intermediate Arabic. Increased emphasis on grammar and the building of vocabulary.

ARAB 231 Arabic Comprehension
Units: 1
Description
Intermediate Arabic comprehension. Increased emphasis on understanding spoken as well as written texts as well as the ability of the students to orally express themselves.

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: 0.5
Description
Intensive training to develop practical communicative skills and accelerate oral proficiency.

ARAB 304 Advanced Arabic Conversation II
Units: 0.5
Description
Intensive training to develop practical communicative skills and accelerate oral proficiency.

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.

ARAB 389 Practice Assistantship
Units: 0.25
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 495 Independent Study in Arabic Studies
Units: 0.5-1
Description
Special projects individually pursued under supervision of faculty member.