Arabic

Arabic Course Offerings

Arabic course offerings will be found under the 4 letter code of ARAB in the course listings.

101, 102 – Beginning Arabic (3, 3)

An introduction to Modern Standard Arabic in both its spoken and written form. Equal emphasis on all five skill areas: speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. Required sessions in the language laboratory. Students with credit for a higher level course in Arabic may not take this course.

201, 202 – Intermediate Arabic (3, 3)

The second year of instruction in Modern Standard Arabic in both its spoken and written form. Equal emphasis on all five skill areas: speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. Required sessions in the language laboratory. Students with credit for a higher level course in Arabic may not take this course.

301, 302 – Advanced Arabic (3, 3)

The third year of instruction in Modern Standard Arabic in both its spoken and written form. Equal emphasis on all five skill areas: speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. Required sessions in the language laboratory.

351 – Classical Arabic Literature in Translation (3)

A survey of the major periods and modes of classical Arabic literature from the pre-Islamic to late ’Abbāsid periods. All readings in English translation. Course emphasizes integration of scholarly analysis into readings of literature. Multiple oral presentations required as well as final paper.

352 – Modern Arabic Literature in Translation (3)

A survey of the major periods and modes of modern Arabic literature of the 20th century. All readings in English translation. Course emphasizes integration of scholarly analysis into readings of literature. Multiple short papers required as well as final paper.

401, 402 – Fourth-Year Arabic (3, 3)

The fourth year of instruction in Modern Standard Arabic in both its spoken and written form. Equal emphasis on all five skill areas: speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. Required sessions in the language laboratory.

491, 492 – Independent Study Arabic (3, 3)

Students may undertake further independent study in Arabic with the permission of the instructor.