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Course Descriptions

ARB 101   Arabic Language and Culture I ...   4

Basic Arabic language skills includes speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing, with emphasis on effective linguistic functioning in real situations. Explores cultures of Arabic-speaking countries.

ARB 102   Arabic Language and Culture II ...   4

Prerequisites: ARB 101

Continuation of ARB 101. Explores cultures of Arabic-speaking countries.

ARB 190   Topics in Arabic Language and Culture ...   1-3 hrs

Prerequisites: Dependant on topic.

Exploration of special topics and/or activities in Arabic language and culture.

ARB 201   Arabic Language and Culture III ...   4

Prerequisites: ARB 102 or equivalent

Follow-up to ARB 102. Expanded opportunities for listening to, speaking, reading, and writing Modern Standard Arabic. Continued exploration of culture, with an emphasis on Arab intellectuals, poets and writers. Emphasis remains on linguistic functioning in real situations.

ARB 202   Arabic Language and Culture IV ...   4

Prerequisites: ARB 201 or equivalent.

Follow-up to ARB 201. Precise and coherent use of Modern Standard Arabic language through development of the speaking, reading, writing and listening skills; more focus on syntax, morphology, and grammar. Students will take part in meaningful, functional communication that might be encountered in real life complex situations. Varied reading and writing activities representing cultural topics will be included. Media Arabic will be introduced.