ARBC 1001 Elementary Arabic I
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Development of basic communication skills in the spoken language. Introduction to the system of writing, the reading of simple texts, and basic grammatical structures. Not open to native speakers of Arabic.

ARBC 1002 Elementary Arabic II
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites ARBC 1001 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Development of the basic communication skills in the spoken language. Introduction to the system of writing, the reading of simple texts, and basic grammatical structures. Not open to native speakers of Arabic.

ARBC 1101 Intensive Elementary Arabic
Credit Hours 8.0
Description

Introduction to the system of writing, the reading of simple texts, and basic grammatical structures. This is an intensive course and includes all material covered in ARBC 1001 and ARBC 1002. Not open to native speakers of Arabic. Summer semester only.

ARBC 2001 Intermediate Arabic I
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites ARBC 1002 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Continuing development of communicative skills; further work with the writing system; reading of simple authentic texts; and intermediate grammatical structures.

ARBC 2002 Intermediate Arabic II
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites ARBC 2001 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Continuing development of communicative skills; further work with the writing system; reading of simple authentic texts; and intermediate grammatical structures.

ARBC 3001 Advanced Arabic I
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites ARBC 2002 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Advanced language study complemented by Arabic folk tales. Focus on advanced reading comprehension with additional practice in writing, speaking and listening.

ARBC 3002 Advanced Arabic II
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites ARBC 3001 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Continued advanced study, complemented by readings from authentic print media.

ARBC 3100 Spoken Arabic Dialect
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

This course introduces one of the spoken Arabic dialects used in everyday conversation. The specific dialect (Egyptian, Levantine, Moroccan) varies by semester and instructor.

ARBC 4501 Classical Arabic Literature and Culture – CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course is an introduction to classical Arabic literature and culture from its beginnings in the fifth century to the thirteenth century C.E. The course includes selections from the Qur’an as well as texts and poetry representing different literary periods: Pre-Islamic, Early Islamic, Umayyad, Abbasid, and Hispano-Arabic. The course also addresses the scientific and technological developments of the period. All readings will be in English translation. No knowledge of Arabic is required. This is a Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) course.

ARBC 4502 Modern Arabic Literature in Translation – CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The goals of this class include introducing students to realist and experimental modern novels by Arab writers from different countries (including Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, and Sudan), familiarizing the students with the socio-historic background necessary for thinking and writing critically about the literature and cultures of the region, exploring some of the major recurrent themes in modern Arabic literature, and analyzing the rhetorical devices and literary techniques employed by the authors of these novels. All readings are in English translation. No knowledge of Arabic is required. This is a Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) course.

ARBC 4503 The Quran as Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course deals with the Quran, the Muslim Holy Book, as a literary text. It introduces the students to the Islamic faith, then focuses on the historical, textual, structural, stylistic, formal, thematic and narrative aspects of the Muslim Scripture. All assigned readings will be in English including a translation of the Quran. No knowledge of Arabic required.

ARBC 4510 Arabic Study Abroad
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 6.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor
Description

Provides Arabic instruction within an immersion environment in host country. Location of study abroad may vary. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

ARBC 4890 Independent Study in Arabic
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 4.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor
Description

Advanced reading course in Arabic tailored to subject interests of students.

ARBC 4999 Directed Readings
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 4.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Advanced reading course tailored to subject interests of students.