Arabic

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Arabic is offered for those who wish to acquire both a reading and a basic speaking knowledge of the language. Study of Arabic can fulfill the language requirement for International and Global Studies majors, but it does not count as one of the eight distributed electives needed for the major and is not expected at this time to lead toward fulfillment of the general distribution requirement for foreign language study since the intermediate level is not available.


103. Elementary Arabic I

An introduction to fundamentals of the language. After learning the Arabic alphabet and corresponding sounds, students establish basic communication skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Emphasis is on both Standard Arabic and the Levantine dialect. Can fulfill the language requirement for International and Global Studies majors but does not count as one of the eight distributed electives needed for the major and is not expected at this time to lead toward fulfillment of the general distribution requirement for foreign language study. (Credit, full course.) Staff

104. Elementary Arabic II

A continuation of Arabic 103, this course gives students the tools for communication in the language. Students who complete the course should be able to speak, comprehend, write, and read the language with enough mastery for basic, everyday conversation and academic use. Emphasis is on Modern Standard Arabic and the Levantine dialect. Prerequisite: Arabic 103 or permission of the instructor. Not expected at this time to lead toward fulfillment of the general distribution requirement for foreign language study. (Credit, full course.) Staff