Academic Catalog

Arabic (ARB)

ARB 101  Elementary Arabic I  

This course introduces students to Arabic alphabets, articulation of sounds, basic grammar, reading and writing. Vocabulary words for cultural and social settings are introduced. Listening and speaking are emphasized in class and laboratory settings.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Learn Arabic alphabets, sounds and articulation.
Recognize one-way and two-way connector letters.
Sound and write accurately long and short vowels.
Identify the Arabic marking system for long and short vowels.
Develop basic vocabulary, reading and comprehension.
Apply basic grammatical structure in writing.
Understand social manners and behavior in Arabic culture.

3 Credits3 Weekly Lecture Hours

ARB 102  Elementary Arabic II  

This course is to help students become more proficient in the four skills of Modern Standard Arabic: writing, reading, listening and speaking.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Learn and write the Arabic Alphabets and marking system.
Read and pronounce the Arabic sounds correctly.
Take dictation and apply critical auditory and recognition skills for short and long vowels .
Write short sentences and paragraphs using basic grammatical structure.
Translate simple paragraphs and sentences from Arabic to English and English to Arabic.
Converse about oneself, family and other social/cultural settings using vocabulary and grammar accurately.
Develop awareness and understanding of the cultural, social, religious, political and geographical diversity of the Arab world.

Prerequisites: ARB 101.

3 Credits3 Weekly Lecture Hours