Courses of Instruction in Arabic

 

Checklist for Arabic Minors
 

ARA 101 - Elementary Arabic I


An introduction to the language with an emphasis on understanding, speaking, and reading, complemented by taped materials available in the language laboratory. Not for credit for students with prior college Arabic. Offered fall semester.

Credits: 4

 

ARA 102 - Elementary Arabic II


Continuation of ARA 101. Offered winter semester. Prerequisites: C (not C-) or better in ARA 101, or credit.

Credits: 4

 

ARA 180 - Special Topics in Arabic


Expectations of students approximate those in other 100-level courses. May be repeated when content differs. Offered on sufficient demand.

Credits: 1 to 4

 

ARA 201 - Intermediate Arabic I


Continued study of grammar and vocabulary aimed at the mastery of more difficult reading and conversation. Required independent lab work assigned by instructor. Minimum of 50 minutes weekly. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: C (not C-) or better in ARA 102, or credit.

Credits: 4

 

ARA 202 - Intermediate Arabic II


Continuation of ARA 201. Fulfills World Perspectives category. Offered winter semester. Prerequisites: C (not C-) or better in ARA 201, or credit.

Credits: 4

 

ARA 280 - Special Topics in Arabic


Course content varies. Expectations of students approximate those in other 200-level courses. May be repeated when content differs. No more than four credits can be applied to the minor or major. Offered on sufficient demand.

Credits: 1 to 4

 

ARA 285 - Colloquial and Media Arabic


Of varying focus, the course makes use of the history, culture, and society of a host country in order to highlight disciplinary perspectives in context. To be taught in that country (or countries) as part of an approved study abroad program. By permit only. Credit may vary.

Credits: 3

 

ARA 301 - Arabic Conversation


This course provides extensive practice in colloquial Arabic, with a focus on every day practical language. The course also provides a brief overview of major dialects and their relationship to Modern Standard Arabic. Students are trained to recognize and use various layers of Arabic in their proper cultural context. Offered winter semester of even-numbered years. Prerequisite: ARA 102 or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3

 

ARA 302 - Arabic Composition


The course is intended to develop skills in writing correct Arabic sentences, paragraphs and longer texts relating to various topics. Review of Arabic grammar through an analysis of various Arabic texts. Offered winter semester of odd-numbered years. Prerequisites: ARA 102 or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3

 

ARA 310 - Media Arabic


This course provides extensive practice in comprehending Media Arabic, including print and non-print materials. The course trains students both in the idiom of the news media, but also in the broader media output, including cultural materials, songs, and how news is portrayed in various cultural contexts. Offered fall semester of odd-numbered years. Prerequisite: ARA 102 or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3

 

ARA 312 - Contemporary Arabic Culture


This course explores aspects of contemporary Arabic culture through a variety of Arabic materials, including autobiographies, literature (poetry, fiction, and drama), film, and music. Offered fall semester of even-numbered years. Prerequisites: ARA 102 or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3

 

ARA 380 - Special Topics in Arabic


Offered on sufficient demand.

Credits: 1 to 4

 

ARA 386 - Arabic through Culture and Customs


Of varying focus, the course makes use of the history, culture, and society of a host country in order to highlight disciplinary perspectives in context. To be taught in that country (or countries) as part of an approved study abroad program. By permit only. Credit may vary.

Credits: 2

 

ARA 480 - Special Topics in Arabic


Course content varies. Expectations of students approximate those in other 400-level courses. May be repeated when content differs. Offered on sufficient demand.

Credits: 1 to 4

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