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Courses - Fall 2023

ARAB 10100 - Standard Arabic Level I
Section 1: MTW (12:30-1:20pm) 
       Section 2: MTW (3:30-4:20pm)
Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic: the writing and sound systems, and systematic presentation of basic grammatical structures. Reading, writing, and vocabulary building are emphasized throughout. The course also includes an introduction to Arab culture. No previous knowledge of Arabic required. Permission of department required. 3.000 Credit hours. 

ARAB 11100 - Elementary Standard Arabic Conversation I
Section 1: M (1:30-2:20pm)
       Section 2: W (10:30-11:20am)
Development of oral skills for self-expression. Guided practice in conversation to enhance communicative competence. Group discussions in Standard Arabic on practical topics. 1.000 Credit hours.

ARAB 20100 - Standard Arabic Level III
           (MTR – 4:30-5:20pm)
This course is designed to allow students to use the grammar and vocabulary acquired in the first two semesters in dealing with specific social situations. Continued improvement of conversational, reading, and writing abilities and expansion of vocabulary.
3.000 Credit hours 

ARAB 211 - Elementary Standard Arabic Conversation III
           (W - 11:30-12:20pm)
Continuation of ARAB 11200. May be taken concurrently with ARAB 20100. 1.000 Credit hours

ARAB 28000 - Arabic Culture
           (TR - 10:30-11:45am)
A historical and literary survey of defining characteristics of Arabic culture from pre-Islamic times to the modern period.
3.000 Credit hours

ARAB 587 - Moderm Arab Thought
(TR - 1:30-2:45pm)
Prominent and critical issues in modern Arab thought. Identity, historical meaning, the Arab-Islamic cultural legacy, and tradition vs. modernity are engaged through Arab encounters with the West. Conducted in English; no knowledge of Arabic required.
3.000 Credit hours



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