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Arabic (ARB)

1401 - Elementary Spoken/Modern Standard Arabic 
Introduction to the Arabic language and culture; pronunciation, grammar, conversation, and reading of simple texts.

1402 - Elementary Spoken/Modern Standard Arabic 
Prerequisite(s): ARB 1401. Continuation of ARB 1401.

2310 - Intermediate Spoken/Modern Standard Arabic
Prerequisite(s): ARB 1401 and 1402 or three units of high school Arabic. 
Conversation, composition, cultural readings, and grammar reviews.

2320 - Intermediate Spoken/Modern Standard Arabic 
Prerequisite(s): ARB 1401, 1402, and 2310; or, four units of high school Arabic.
Continuation of ARB 2310. 

3301 - Advanced Arabic Grammar
Prerequisite(s): ARB 2320 or consent of instructor or Division Director.
Review of grammar and study of advanced structures in complex communication.

3302 - Arabic Conversation and Composition
Prerequisite(s): ARB 2320.
Advanced practice in oral and written communication.

3304 - Advanced Topics in Arabic Language & Literature
Prerequisite(s): ARB 3302.
Development of advanced skills in areas of writing, reading aloud, and listening in Modern Standard Arabic, on topics of genreral and professional interests, including aspects of Arabic culture and literature.

3305 - Arabic for Special Purposes
Prerequisite(s): ARB 2320 or consent of instructor or Division Director.
Study of business, technical, and/or scientific discourses in the context of the Arabic language and Middle Eastern cultures.

3V70 - Special Topics
Prerequisite/s: Consent of instructor and Division Director of Asian and African Languages, in the department of Modern Foreign Languages.
Independent study in Arabic Language, literature, or culture with a professor. With content changed, this course may be repeated once for a maximum of six hours of credit.

4331 - Classical Arabic Texts
Prerequisite(s): One 3000-level Arabic course or consent of instructor or Division Director.
The art of the Arabian poets of the sixth century, sacred scripture in Arabic, and examples of very early oratory. The ideals and traditions of poetry and prose writing as they developed and prevailed up to the nineteenth century. Study of masterpieces of authors from the near East, Egypt, and North Africa.

4345 - Media and Popular Culture in the Arabic-Speaking World
Prerequisite(s): One 3000-level Arabic course or consent of instructor or Division Director.
Current newspaper and magazine articles, radio broadcasts, and a variety of multimedia are used to increase language skills and understanding of contemporary Arabic-speaking popular culture.

MFL 3V99-01 Conversational Arabic