Arabic (ARAB)

ARAB 1311  Arabic I  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

THIS COURSE INTRODUCES STUDENTS TO LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, AND WRITING SKILLS IN AN ARABIC CULTURAL FRAMEWORK. IT IS DESIGNED FOR STUDENTS WITH NO PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF ARABIC. THE MAIN OBJECTIVE IS TO COMMUNICATE IN ARABIC FOR UNDERSTANDING. THIS WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED BY LEARNING MODERN STANDARD ARABIC AS A BEGINNER AND BY GAINING EXPOSURE TO THE INSTRUCTOR'S DIALECT FORM OF ARABIC.

ARAB 1312  Arabic II  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

THIS COURSE WILL CONTINUE TO REFLECT THE EMPHASIS OF ARABIC 1311 ON MODERN STANDARD ARABIC (MSA) AND THE SPOKEN DIALECT OF THE INSTRUCTOR. STUDENTS WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD ON THE SKILLS AND STRATEGIES ACQUIRED IN ARABIC 1311 FOR ALL LISTENING, READING, SPEAKING, WRITING AND CULTURE MODALITIES. IN ADDITION TO INCREASED VOCABULARY REPERTOIRE, A GREATER EMPHAIS WILL BE PLACED ON BASIC GRAMMATICAL UNDERSTANDING, TO DEAL WITH MORE COMPLEX SENTENCE STRUCTURE, AND LARGER SPOKEN AND WRITTEN EXERCISES.

ARAB 2311  Arabic III  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

CONTINUED EMPHASIS ON MODERN STANDARD ARABIC AND THE SPOKEN DIALECT. STUDENTS WILL BUILD ON THE SKILLS AND STRATEGIES ACQUIRED IN BEGINNING ARABIC COURSES, INCLUDING LISTENING, READING, SPEAKING, WRITING AND CULTURE MODALITIES. IN ADDITION TO INCREASED VOCABULARY REPERTOIRE, A GREATER EMPHASIS WILL BE PLACED ON BASIC GRAMMATICAL UNDERSTANDING TO DEAL WITH MORE COMPLEX SENTENCE STRUCTURE AND LARGER SPOKEN AND WRITTEN EXERCISES.

Prerequisite: ARAB 1312.