Giza Pyramids (Creative Commons, Bruce Girin)

101. BEGINNING ARABIC I 3 cr.
Introduction to the sound and writing system of the Arabic language. Provides basic structural and lexical knowledge that will enable students to communicate orally and in writing in Arabic at the beginning level. Emphasis on real-life situations through structured activities and grammatical exercises, with an overview of Arabic customs and culture. Individual, pair, and group work, and computer-assisted instruction. For students with little or no previous study of Arabic or by placement test.

102. BEGINNING ARABIC II 3 cr.
Prerequisite: AB 101 or equivalent or by placement test. Continuation of AB 101.

198. BEGINNING INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr.
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Supervised independent study of Arabic at the beginning level. May be repeated with a different topic.

199. SPECIAL TOPICS 1-3 cr.
Occasional course on a selected topic announced in advance. May be repeated with a different topic.

201. INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I 3 cr.
Prerequisite: AB 102 or equivalent or by placement test. Builds on the structural and lexical base provided in AB 101-102 to move students to an intermediate level in listening, speaking, and writing. Individual, pair, and group work, and computer-assisted instruction.

202. INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II 3 cr.
Prerequisite: AB 201 or equivalent. Continuation of AB 201.

298. INTERMEDIATE INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr.
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Supervised independent study of Arabic at the intermediate level. May be repeated with a different topic.

299. SPECIAL TOPICS 1-3 cr.
Occasional course on a selected topic announced in advance. May be repeated with a different topic.

301-302. ADVANCED ARABIC 3 cr.
Advanced study of the four language skills for communication in a cultural context; expanding of vocabulary, idiomatic usage, and grammar.

398. INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr.
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Supervised independent study of Arabic at the advanced level. May be repeated with a different topic.

399. SPECIAL TOPICS 1-3 cr. each.
Occasional course on a selected topic announced in advance. May be repeated with a different topic.