Modern and Classical Languages
101 Introduction to the Arabic Language (3:3:1) Introduction to Arabic language, dialects, countries and culture. Beginning modern standard and classical Arabic, with emphasis on the written language, script and phonology. Basic grammar covering gender, numbers, cases, prepositions, nominal sentences, and basic conversation and greetings.
102 Introduction to the Arabic Language (3:3:1) Prerequisite: ARAB 101 or permission of instructor. Introduction to developing reading skills in the formal settings. Emphasizes modern standard Arabic in oral communication. Beginning grammar level focuses on verbal sentences, present tenses, WH-questions, and compound nouns.
201 Intermediate Arabic I (3:3:1) Prerequisite: ARAB 102 or equivalent. Further development of skills acquired in prerequisites Arabic 101 and 102: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Advanced level of vocabulary. Grammar covers past tenses, subordinated conjunctions, and introduction to passive voice. Also introduces Arabic dictionary.
202 Intermediate Arabic II (3:3:1) Prerequisite: ARAB 201 or equivalent. Continuation of Arabic 201 with emphasis on application of language skills to reading, composition, and discussion. Focuses on language structure, format of developing vocabulary from verbs, covering different derivations, and language patterns. Leads to learning the use of Arabic dictionary in depth. Grammar covers passive voice and verbal nouns.