Academic Catalog

Arabic (3501)

3501:101. Beginning Arabic I. (4 Credits)

Sequential. Acquisition of basic speaking, listening comprehension skills, with emphasis on development of self-expression in everyday situations, through culturally authentic media and texts.

3501:102. Beginning Arabic II. (4 Credits)

Sequential. Prerequisite: 3501:101 or equivalent. Acquisition of basic reading, speaking, writing and listening comprehension skills, with emphasis on development of self-expression in everyday situations, through culturally authentic media and texts.

3501:201. Intermediate Arabic I. (4 Credits)

Sequential. Prerequisite: 3501:102 or equivalent. Continuing acquisition of competence in speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing through use of culturally authentic materials, with emphasis on developing accuracy and self-expression. (Conducted in Arabic).

3501:202. Intermediate Arabic II. (4 Credits)

Sequential. Prerequisite: 3501:201 or equivalent. Continuing acquisition of competence in speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing through use of culturally authentic materials, with emphasis on developing accuracy and self-expression. (Conducted in Arabic).

3501:210. Arabic Culture through Film. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 32 credit hours including English Composition I and II [3300:111 and 3300:112] or equivalent. Exploration of Arabic culture through viewing of films subtitled in English. Readings and discussions in English. Does not count toward minor in Arabic.

3501:301. Composition and Conversation. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3501:202 or equivalent. Further development of language skills acquired at the intermediate level: Writing, Speaking, Listening Comprehension and Reading. (Conducted in Arabic).

3501:302. Arabic Media. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3501:202 or equivalent. Further development of practical language skills with a focus on Arabic media. The course also will enrich students¿ understanding of Arabic culture. (Conducted in Arabic).

3501:303. Introduction to Modern Arabic Literature. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3501:202 or equivalent. Enhancement of students' communicative skills with emphasis on development of the ability to read, appreciate and discuss Modern Arabic Literature. (Conducted in Arabic).

3501:304. Cultural Readings in Arabic. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3501:202 or equivalent. Enhancement of communicative skills in Arabic with a focus on development of the ability to read, appreciate and discuss Arabic writing. (Conducted in Arabic).

3501:311. Arabic Cultural Experience Abroad. (1-8 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair. Residence and study abroad in an Arabic-speaking country. May be repeated once with different content. Only 8 credits allowable for minor in Arabic.

3501:422. Special Topics in Arabic. (1-4 Credits)

Prerequisite: Two of the group of [3501:301, 3501:302, 3501:303, 3501:304] or permission of instructor. Development of specialized language skills or reading of significant works of literature or culture not studied in other courses. (Conducted in Arabic.) (May be repeated once with different topic for a maximum total of 8 credits.)

3501:497. Individual Reading in Arabic. (1-4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3501:202 and permission of the instructor and department chair. Individual study under the guidance of professor. May be repeated once with departmental permission for a total of 8 credits.