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Arabic Course Descriptions

ARA 111   Elementary Arabic I

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

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.

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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