Arabic (ARB)

ARB 101. Elementary Arabic I.3 Credits.

This course introduces students to the Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) language and to cultures of the Arabic-speaking world. Students develop accuracy and fluency in pronunciation and writing of Arabic letters, comprehend basic vocabulary and language structures, learn to use culturally appropriate social greetings and other expressions, learn the basics of grammar, and acquire insight into the culture and diversity of the Arabic-speaking world.

Offered: Every year, Fall and Spring

ARB 102. Elementary Arabic II.3 Credits.

This course is a continuation of Arabic 101.

Prerequisites: Take ARB 101.
Offered: Every year, Fall and Spring

ARB 200. Arab Culture and Society.3 Credits.

ARB 200 examines the historical, social, religious, cultural and artistic aspects of the modern Arab world. Students are exposed to traditions and customs of the Arabs in the Modern Middle East. Also, they become familiar with the diversity of the region and gain knowledge of the history and development of Arabic culture from the classical period to the present and the major cultural institutions of the Arabic-speaking world. The course provides students with a view of the cultural contours of the modern Arab world and the richness of the Arab cultural heritage.

Offered: As needed

ARB 201. Continuing Elementary Arabic III.3 Credits.

This course is a continuation of the study of Modern Standard Arabic. Students further develop their listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing abilities, and their understanding of the cultures of the Arabic-speaking world.

Prerequisites: Take ARB 102.
Offered: As needed

ARB 299. Independent Study: Advanced Arabic.3 Credits.