Arabic (ARAB)

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ARAB 1411. Elementary Arabic I. 4 Hours.

(SH Prior Course ID: ARB 131); For students with no previous instruction in Arabic. Introduction to the Arabic alphabet, pronunciation, vocabulary and basic language codes, stressing an oral approach to the language with emphasis on conversation and oral drill.

ARAB 1412. Elementary Arabic II. 4 Hours.

A continuation of ARAB 1411. Language codes with more complexity discussed and drilled. Stress on aural and oral skills.
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ARAB 1411 or equivalent.

ARAB 2311. Intermediate Arabic I. 3 Hours.

A continuation of ARAB 1412, adding more complex structures as a basis for reading and aural comprehension as well as for oral communication.
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ARAB 1412 or equivalent.

ARAB 2312. Intermediate Arabic II. 3 Hours.

A continuation of ARAB 2311. Special emphasis on practical needs for communication. Short cultural reading passages. More complex grammar. Particular emphasis on roots of Arabic words.
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ARAB 2311 or equivalent.

ARAB 3380. The Contemporary Arab World. 3 Hours.

Taught in the Arabic language for additional skill development in listening, speaking, reading and writing, the course emphasizes the fifth skill: cultural knowledge with insights and perspective via the viewpoint and linguistic expression of the native Arabic speaker. Introduces and describes the linguistic and cultural ramifications of the historical, political, social and economic situations in Arab countries with some analysis comparison among Arabic countries. An emphasis on gender issues, progress and reforms, the rise of fundamentalisms and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

ARAB 4075. Individual Readings in Arabic. 1-3 Hours.

This course is designed for advanced students to engage in independent study of an area of interest in Arabic Studies. Variable Credit (1-3).

ARAB 4370. Smnr Sel Tpcs in Arabic Cultur. 3 Hours.

(Prior SH course id: ARB 470); This course is an in-depth study of a selected topic. The topic to be explored will change from year to year. This course may be repeated for credit as the content varies.
Prerequisite: Advanced standing in Arabic or consent of instructor.