ARB 101, Contemporary Arabic 1: This course introduces beginning students to the Arabic alphabet and elementary grammar providing a foundation for speaking, reading, writing, and listening to Levantine Arabic. Additional emphasis on Arab history and traditions builds cultural competencies essential for students to flourish in the Arab world.
ARB 102, Contemporary Arabic 2: This course builds on Arabic 1 and introduces basic syntax including conjugation of key subject pronouns, suffix pronouns, and auxiliary verbs. Students will grow in their ability to express themselves in simple, noun-based sentences while preparing for the complexities of the Arabic verb system.
ARB 201, Contemporary Arabic 3: This course solidifies student proficiency in basic Arabic grammar and syntax enabling students to communicate in functional noun-based sentences. Students will begin learning the Ten Forms of the Arabic Verb, beginning with the past tense of Form 1 verbs. Additionally, students will continue growth in cultural competencies by learning idioms, sayings, and proverbs common in conversational Arabic.
ARB 202, Contemporary Arabic 4: This course focuses on mastery of the Ten Forms of the Arabic Verb in both past and present tense. Students will have foundational mastery of Arabic grammar and syntax along with a vocabulary of at least 350 words and will be able to express themselves and carry out common tasks using both simple and complex sentences.