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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Arabic (ARAB)

ARAB 001 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I (4) Introduction to reading, writing, pronunciation, and aural comprehension of modern standard Arabic; simple grammatical forms; basic vocabulary.
Effective: Summer 2010
 

ARAB 002 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic II (4) Continuation of ARAB 001; development of additional skills in conversation, reading, and writing; grammar and vocabulary building; cultural components.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: ARAB 001  

ARAB 003 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic (4) More complex grammatical forms; vocabulary building principles; continued development of skills in conversation, reading, writing; culturally-oriented readings and films.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: ARAB 002  

ARAB 051 Elementary Intensive Arabic for Graduate Students I (3) Intensive introduction to Modern Standard or Colloquial Arabic: first half of graduate sequence in elementary reading, writing, listening, cultures.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: graduate standing  

ARAB 052 Elementary Intensive Arabic for Graduate Students II (3) Intensive introduction to Modern Standard or Colloquial Arabic: second half of graduate sequence in elementary reading, writing, speaking, listening, cultures.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: ARAB 051 and graduate standing  

ARAB 053 Intermediate Intensive Arabic for Graduate Students (3) Continued intensive study of Modern Standard or Colloquial Arabic at the intermediate level: reading, writing, speaking, listening, cultural contexts.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: ARAB 052 or equivalent and graduate standing  

ARAB 097 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

ARAB 099 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

ARAB 110 (GH;IL) Arab Language, Cultures, and Current Topics (3) Fourth-semester Modern Standard Arabic: study of cultures through authentic discourse, texts, film; development of reading, writing, listening, speaking skills.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: ARAB 003 or permission of program  

ARAB 164 (GH;IL) (RL ST 164) Muhammad and the Qur'an (3) History of the Qur'an and its interpretation by the early Muslim community; life of Muhammad and his role within Islam.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

ARAB 165 (IL) (HIST 165, RL ST 165) Introduction to Islamic Civilization (3) Islamic history, culture, and religious life c.600-1500 C.E.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

ARAB 197 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

ARAB 199 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

ARAB 294 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

ARAB 295 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Spring 1995
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

ARAB 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 1986
 

ARAB 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1986
 

ARAB 299 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

ARAB 395 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

ARAB 397 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

ARAB 399 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

ARAB 401 (IL) Advanced Language & Cultures I (3) Fifth-semester Modern Standard Arabic: reading more complex texts, films, further development of conversation, composition skills, Arab cultures, current issues.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: ARAB 110 or approval of program  

ARAB 402 (IL) Advanced Language & Cultures II (3) Sixth-semester Modern Standard Arabic: reading more complex texts, films, further development of conversation, composition skills, Arab cultures, current issues.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: ARAB 401 or approval of program  

ARAB 494 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

ARAB 494H Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

ARAB 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 1986
 

ARAB 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1986
 

ARAB 497A Reading Arabic Literature (3) This course will offer an in-depth knowledge of modern Arabic Literature through examining various authentic literary works and short stories by prominent modern Arabic authors. This course will also look into the linguistic, cultural and socio-political factors that motivated the writing of these literary works.
Effective: Fall 2015 Ending: Fall 2015
 

ARAB 498 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

ARAB 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

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