Arabic (ARB)

ARB 101. Elementary Arabic I. (4)

Study of the Arabic alphabet and sounds system. Builds a foundation of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills, with culturally appropriate behavior. For students with no prior study of Arabic.

ARB 102. Elementary Arabic II. (4)

Continues to build communication skills in spoken and standard Arabic. Develops a balanced knowledge of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
Prerequisite: ARB 101 or equivalent.

ARB 177. Independent Studies. (0-5)

ARB 201. Intermediate Modern Arabic. (3)

Strengthens listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills in spoken and standard Arabic. Builds knowledge of Arabic language and culture.
Prerequisite: ARB 102 or equivalent.

ARB 202. Intermediate Modern Arabic. (3)

Builds a solid intermediate level of skill in Arabic so that students can read and discuss topics of general interest, including aspects of Arab culture.
Prerequisite: ARB 201 or permission of instructor.

ARB 230. Topics in Arabic Literature in Translation. (3)

Examines travel as a major theme in Arabic literature from the classical era to modern time. It considers four types of travel: the nomadic tradition, voyages of pilgrimage and discovery, encounters with outsiders, and Arab diasporas. All works read in English translation.

ARB 277. Independent Studies. (0-5)

ARB 301. Advanced Arabic. (3)

Focuses on advanced reading and discussion of literary and cultural topics that range from the classical period to the present day. Integrates comprehension and communication skills in spoken and standard Arabic.
Prerequisite: ARB 202 or permission of instructor.

ARB 302. Advanced Arabic. (3)

Focuses on advanced reading and discussion on literary and cultural topics that range from the classical period to the present day. Integrates comprehension and communication skills in spoken and standard Arabic.
Prerequisite: ARB 301 or permission of instructor.

ARB 311. Media Arabic. (3)

Focuses on developing student's ability to understand and use authentic materials from electronic, broadcast, and print media.
Prerequisite: ARB 301 or permission of instructor.

ARB 340. Internship. (0-20)

ARB 377. Independent Studies. (0-5)

ARB 401. Advanced Arabic Conversation and Composition. (3)

Develops abilities to communicate orally and in writing through reading and discussion of literary and cultural topicsfrom the classical period to the present day. Integrates comprehension and communication skills in spoken and standard Arabic.
Prerequisite: ARB 302 or permission of instructor.

ARB 477. Independent Studies. (0-5)

ARB 677. Independent Studies. (0-5)

ARB 680. Directed Study in Arabic Language and Literature. (1-4; maximum 12)

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing and permission of department chair and instructors.