Academic Calendar

Arabic (ARA)

ARA 1000  Elementary Arabic  6 cr  

(Lab required) An introductory course in written and oral Arabic, for students with little or no previous knowledge of the language. Language laboratory exercises will be included in addition to class time. Students may not hold credit for ARA 1000 and any of: the former ARA 2260 or the former SEM 2260. Not open to students who have previously obtained credit in ARA 2000.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of instructor.

Equiv To: ARA 2260, SEM 2260

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses

ARA 2000  Intermediate Arabic  6 cr  

(Lab required) This intermediate class will improve writing, reading, conversation and listening comprehension for everyday Arabic, and cover many of the important grammatical features of the language. By the end of this course, the learner should be able to communicate in many situations with fluency or near fluency.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in ARA 1000 or the former ARA 2260 or the former SEM 2260] or written consent of instructor.

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses

ARA 3000  Advanced Arabic  6 cr  

Students who have already mastered beginning and intermediate vocabulary and grammar will learn to use the language in a broader cultural context, developing their skills in reading and writing Arabic. The course utilizes communication-based activities and interactive learning techniques.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in ARA 2000] or written consent of instructor.

Attributes: Humanities