Arabic Course Descriptions

ARA 111  Elementary Arabic I

This course introduces the fundamental elements of the modern standard Arabic language within the cultural context of Arabic-speaking people. Emphasis is placed on the development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to spoken and written Arabic and demonstrate cultural awareness. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

arabic saying
Those who teach me a letter have my everlasting respect

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: ENG 090 and RED 090, or DRE 098; or satisfactory score on placement test
Corequisite: ARA 181
ARA 111 Course Outline

ARA 112  Elementary Arabic II

This course includes the basic fundamental elements of the modern standard Arabic language within the cultural context of Arabic-speaking people.Emphasis is placed on the progressive development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and written Arabic and demonstrate further cultural awareness. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite:ENG 090 and RED 090, or DRE 098; or satisfactory score on placement test; ARA 111
Corequisite: ARA 182
ARA 112 Course Outline

ARA 181 Arabic Lab I

This course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition of the fundamental elements of the modern standard Arabic language. Emphasis is placed on the development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through the use of supplementary learning media and materials. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to spoken and written Arabic and to demonstrate cultural awareness. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 1
Prerequisite:ENG 090 and RED 090, or DRE 098; or satisfactory score on placement test
Corequisite: ARA 111
ARA 181 Course Outline

ARA 182 Arabic Lab II

This course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition of the fundamental elements of the modern standard Arabic language. Emphasis is placed on the progressive development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through the use of supplementary learning media and materials. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and written Arabic and demonstrate cultural awareness. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 1
Prerequisite:ENG 090 and RED 090, or DRE 098; or satisfactory score on placement test; ARA 181
Corequisite: ARA 112
ARA 182 Course Outline

ARA 211  Intermediate Arabic I

This course includes communicative competencies in speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing at an intermediate level with attention to cultural awareness.  Emphasis is placed on intermediate skills in speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension of spoken language. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate simple conversations and read works written in modern standard Arabic. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites:ENG 090 and RED 090, or DRE 098; or satisfactory score on placement test; ARA 112
Corequisite: None
ARA 211 Course Outline: Not available

ARA 212  Intermediate Arabic II

This course provides continuation of communicative competence in speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing at an intermediate level with attention to cultural awareness. Emphasis is placed on intermediate skills in speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension of spoken language. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an ability to conduct conversations and to read literary and non-fiction texts in modern standard Arabic. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites:ENG 090 and RED 090, or DRE 098; or satisfactory score on placement test; ARA 211
Corequisite: None
ARA 212 Course Outline: Not available

 

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