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Arabic (ARBC)

USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 1991 USP code followed by the 2003 USP code (i.e. [M2<>QB]).

1010. First Year Arabic I. 4. Introduces beginning language learners to the Arabic writing system and provides opportunities for developing the four basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) at word, phrase and sentence levels. Prerequisites: none.

1020. First Year Arabic II. 4. Introduces beginning language learners to the fundamentals of Modern Standard Arabic and provides opportunities for developing the four basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and practicing them in a variety of academic contexts. Prerequisite: ARBC 1010 or LANG 1010.

2030. Second Year Arabic I. 4. Aims to help students attain an elementary level of communication in Modern Standard Arabic through emphasis on listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students expand their vocabulary pool, gain a deeper understanding of Arabic language system, and develop their knowledge of Arab culture. Prerequisite: ARBC 1020 or LANG 1020.

2040. Second Year Arabic II. 3. Aims to help students attain a lower intermediate level of communication in Modern Standard Arabic through emphasis on listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students develop a wider vocabulary pool, gain a deeper understanding of Arabic morphological and grammatical rules, and get acquainted with different aspects of Arab culture. Prerequisite: ARBC 2030 or LANG 2030.

3050. Modern Arabic and its Dialects. 3. Expose students to a range of Arabic dialects and to explore what relationship these dialects have with the Standard and among each other. Additionally, this course provides students with opportunities to systematically practice and simulate a variety of dialectal excerpts. Prerequisite: ARBC 2030 or LANG 2030.

3060. Arabic Writing. 3. [(none)<>WB] Intensive lower intermediate Arabic writing course will help students develop the skills acquired during the second year through analyzing and producing different text genres ranging from 200 to 500 words. It will move the student from writing letters, dialogs, reports, and summaries to longer narratives, descriptions, and opinion pieces. Prerequisites: ARBC 2040 or equivalent.

4990. Topics in Arabic. 3 (Max. 9). Accommodates seminar series and/or course offerings including those not provided by permanent course offerings.  Prerequisites: ARBC 2040 and consent of instructor.

 

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