Course Listings

Arabic (ARB)

1301 - Introduction to Arabic 
Introduction to the Arabic language and culture; practice in the three communicative modes: interpersonal, presentational (speaking, writing), and interpretive (listening, reading). Progress toward novice proficiency level.

1302 - Elementary Spoken/Modern Standard Arabic 
Prerequisite(s): ARB 1301. Continuation of ARB 1301.
Introduction to the Arabic language and culture; practice in the three communicative modes: interpersonal, presentational (speaking, writing), and interpretive (listening, reading). Progress from novice toward intermediate proficiency level.

2310 - Intermediate Spoken/Modern Standard Arabic 
Prerequisite(s): ARB 1302 or consent of instructor.
Conversation, composition, cultural readings, and grammar reviews.

2320 - Arabic Popular Culture
Prerequisite(s): ARB 2310; or, four units of high school Arabic.
Exploration and familiarization with the most popular elements of Arabic culture relevant to daily life: friends and family relationship, celebrations of the religious occasions, business and shopping, and politics in the Middle East.

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 general 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.
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.

3V9R - Research
Prerequisite/s: Consent of instructor and Division Director.
Undergraduate research undertaken with the supervision of a faculty member. May be taken 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.
Ideals and traditions of poetry and prose from the sixth to the nineteenth century, using sacred scripture, early oratory, and masterpieces 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.

4V9R - Research
Prerequisite/s: Consent of instructor and Division Director.
Undergraduate research undertaken with the supervision of a faculty member. May be taken for a maximum of six hours of credit.