Arabic Courses

Courses in Arabic (designated ARAB) may be applied as appropriate (according to individual program requirements) toward

  • the general education requirement in the arts and humanities
  • an AA in General Studies with foreign language area studies curriculum
  • a certificate in foreign language area studies
  • electives

For further information, students should refer to Foreign Languages.

Elementary Arabic I (3 Credits, ARAB 111)

(Not open to native speakers of Arabic; assumes no prior knowledge of Arabic. Students with prior experience with the Arabic language should take a placement test to assess appropriate level.) An introduction to spoken and written modern standard Arabic. The objective is to communicate in Arabic in some concrete, real-life situations using culturally appropriate language and etiquette. Ample practice in Arabic pronunciation and the structures needed for everyday communication are provided.

Elementary Arabic II (3 Credits, ARAB 112)

(Not open to native speakers of Arabic; assumes no prior knowledge of Arabic. Students with prior experience with the Arabic language should take a placement test to assess appropriate level.) An introduction to spoken and written modern standard Arabic. The objective is to communicate in Arabic in some concrete, real-life situations, using culturally appropriate language and etiquette. Ample practice in Arabic pronunciation and the structures needed for everyday communication are provided.