Languages and Cultures

Keep watching for updates on the new Major Track in Arabic and for the STUDY ABROAD opportunities in Morocco!

The Arabic Program

Current Offerings in Arabic

ARABIC 101 Arabic I (3) - Seeks to develop novice proficiency with emphasis on intercultural communication in the context of the Arabic world. Language laboratory activities required. Not offered every semester. Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisites: None.

ARABIC 102 Arabic II (3) - Develops further the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing to a proficiency level regarded as basic communication in Arabic. ARABIC 102 is for students who wish to continue studying Arabic at the second level. Students earn two General Education Points for Basic Communication in a Second Language and one General Education Point for Cultures and Diversity. General Education Goal 8 may also be satisfied through placement testing as approved by the Department of Languages and Cultures. Generally, students with two or more years of ARABIC in high school would be able to satisfy General Education Goal 8 by taking the placement test. Arabic language study is taught in its cultural context, including history, culture, diversity, and comparison with students’ native culture. Practice in language laboratory and / or use of electronic language-learning media is required. Students must have passed ARABIC 101 or the equivalent in order to enroll in ARABIC 102. ARABIC 102 is offered every semester. This course satisfies 2 GEPs for Goal 8: Basic Communication in a Second Language and 1 GEP for Goal 4: Culture and Diversity.

ARABIC 203 Arabic II (3) - Continuation of the development of the four language skills in Arabic, including speaking, listening, reading, and writing, together with the study of Arabic cultures. The third course in the sequence of Arabic courses continues to develop communicative proficiency in the Arabic language at the intermediate level, as well as develop the ability to understand and appreciate Arabic cultures. Taught in Arabic. Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisites: 15.102.

ARABIC 204 Arabic II (3) - Continuation of the development of the four language skills in Arabic, including speaking, listening, reading, and writing, together with the study of Arabic cultures. The fourth course in the sequence of Arabic courses continues to develop communicative proficiency in the Arabic language at the intermediate level, as well as develop the ability to understand and appreciate Arabic cultures. Three hours lecture per week. Taught in Arabic. This course satisfies one additional course requirement from the approved list of communication courses for general education requirements/This course counts as a Group A, Humanities and The Arts General Education Requirements. Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisites: 15.203.

ARABIC 211 Arabic Cultures (3) - Provides an understanding and appreciation of the Arab world through geography, history, current events, arts and customs. Taught in English. This course counts as a Group A, Humanities and The Arts General Education Requirements. Three hours lecture per week.