Courses

​​ 101. Elementary Arabic I-The sounds and script of the written language will be mastered, along with some basic grammatical constructions. Oral and aural skills will also be developed. (This course is also offered under the African Studies and the Middle Eastern Studies programs.)
1.5 Units, Lecture

 
102. Elementary Arabic II-Continuation of Arabic 101, with further oral and written practice. Prerequisite: Arabic 101 or equivalent. (This course is also offered under the African Studies and the Middle Eastern Studies programs.)
1.5 Units, Lecture

 
201. Intermediate Arabic I-Continuation of Arabic 102, with an introduction to Arabic composition as well as further grammatical study and conversation practice. Prerequisite: Arabic 102 or equivalent. (This course is also offered under the African Studies and the Middle Eastern Studies programs.)
1.00 Units, Lecture
 
202. Intermediate Arabic II-Continuation of Arabic 201, leading to a completion of essential basic grammatical constructions as well as further conversational practice. Prerequisite: Arabic 201 or equivalent. (This course is also offered under the African Studies and the Middle Eastern Studies programs.)
1.00 Units, Lecture
 
301. Intermediate Arabic III-Continuation of Arabic 202, introducing increasingly complex grammatical structures through culturally based materials and literary texts, with a programmed expansion of vocabulary to 1,500 words. Prerequisite: Arabic 202 or equivalent. (This course is also offered under the African Studies and the Middle Eastern Studies programs.)
1.00 Units, Lecture
 
302. Intermediate Arabic IV-Continuation of Arabic 301, presenting alternative stylistic tools for oral and written communication, with a vigorous expansion of vocabulary. Prerequisite: Arabic 301 or equivalent. (This course is also offered under the African Studies and the Middle Eastern Studies programs.)
1.00 Units, Lecture
 
401. Advanced Arabic I - Continuation of Arabic 302, focusing on complex grammatical constructions and advanced stylistic tools to facilitate acquisition of sophisticated composition and conversation skills, with vigorous expansion of specialized vocabulary, utilizing media sources. Prerequisite: Arabic 302 or equivalent. (This course is also offered under the African Studies and the Middle Eastern Studies programs.)
1.00 Units, Lecture
 
402. Advanced Arabic II - Continuation of Arabic 401, offers close focus on complex authentic texts in order to develop a high level of proficiency and grammatical accuracy in Modern Standard Arabic and colloquial Levantine and acquire different styles of narration while significantly expanding vocabulary repertoire. Prerequisite: Arabic 401 or equivalent. (This course is also offered under the African Studies and the Middle Eastern Studies programs.)
1.00 Units, Lecture
 
224. Introduction to Arab and Middle Eastern Cinema-This course is designed to familiarize students with the development of the art of Arab and Middle Eastern cinema and its relation to social and cultural milieu. Relevant literary and critical texts will accompany each film. Lectures and coursework will be in English. This course will also be offered under the African studies concentration and Middle Eastern studies concentration of the International Studies Program and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Program. (Listed both as Modern Languages 224 and Arabic 224.)
1.00 Units, Lecture
 
225. Contemporary Arabic Novel-This course offers a general survey of 20th century Arabic literature in translation, mainly the novel. The works of these prominent contemporary authors will be examined against the background of the major historical, political, and social events in the modern Middle East and supported by a number of films and documentaries. Lectures and coursework will be in English. This course will also be offered under the African studies concentration and Middle Eastern studies concentration of the International Studies Program and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Program. (Listed both as Modern Languages 225 and Arabic 225.)
1.00 Units, Lecture
 
399. Independent Study-Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office- and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment. (1/2 - 1 course credit)
 
460. Tutorial-Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
 
466. Teaching Assistant-Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment. (1/2 - 1 course credit)