Arabic is one the oldest languages in the world, developed around the 6th century AD. Approximately 290 million people speak Arabic it as their first language. Worldwide, about 422 million people speak Arabic– Arabic is the official language of 26 countries. There is a rich history of Arabic literature. Careers that can make use of Arabic language include interpreting, translating, teaching, law enforcement, travel and immigration.
- Elementary Arabic I is a complete beginner-level course for students who have had no previous background in Arabic. Listening, speaking, reading and writing are emphasized with an introduction to Arabic culture.
- Students will continue the study of basic Arabic begun in ARB 105. They will also further their skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing in Arabic. Prerequisite: ARB 105 or departmental placement test
- This is an elementary Arabic course for students who can speak Arabic but have no formal training in the language. Students who have taken ARB 105 and /or ARB 106 will not receive credit for this course. This course is designed to help heritage speakers of Arabic to enhance their reading and writing competence of the target language in the formal and high-level register. The course especially focuses on improving students’ Arabic grammar, usage, and their critical reading and writing strategies in Arabic through project-based assignments. This course is taught in Arabic. Prerequisite: Departmental approval based on language proficiency exam
- This course offers students an opportunity to enhance their Arabic reading, writing, speaking and comprehension skills through active class use of vocabulary and grammar. The course's balanced four-skills approach endeavors to prepare students to use the language in a natural way for communication in a variety of situations. It emphasizes the use of language for oral communication without neglecting the other basic language skills. This class will use reading and writing activities to extend student's grasp of vocabulary and grammatical structures and to further their comprehension of and ability to express themselves in Arabic. Prerequisite: ARB 106 or ARB 107 or departmental approval