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Arabic (ARBC)

ARBC 101    Elementary Arabic I    3 Hours

Prepares students to communicate verbally and in writing in simple routine tasks, to understand written or spoken communication on everyday topics and to develop cultural awareness.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ARBC 102    Elementary Arabic II    3 Hours

Continuation of the development of communication skills on everyday topics and of cultural insights. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (ARBC 101 or LPROF: ARABIC Composite with a score of 2 or High School 2 years Arabic)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022

ARBC 200    Introduction to Arab Studies    3 Hours

An interdisciplinary introduction to the study of Arab culture and to regional/cultural studies in general, designed to increase understanding of the diversity of Arab culture; the influence of language, religion, geography and history on Arab culture; and how cultural themes are expressed in artifacts such as literature, art, architecture, and film. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code E-AH | AH

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2022

ARBC 201    Intermediate Arabic I    3 Hours

Expansion of communication skills in increasingly complex and varied situations. Emphasis on conversational speaking, presentational writing and speaking, and understanding culturally specific texts and media. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 102

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022

ARBC 202    Intermediate Arabic II    3 Hours

Continued expansion of interpersonal communication skills at the intermediate level. Emphasis on increasing comprehension, the building of vocabulary, and on presentational modes of speaking and writing. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 201

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; spring 2022

ARBC 301    Advanced Arabic I    3 Hours

A continued expansion of interpersonal communication skills. Emphasis on improved comprehension, mastery of more complex linguistic structures, and speaking and writing on culturally specific texts and media. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 202

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022

ARBC 302    Advanced Arabic II    3 Hours

A continued expansion of interpersonal communication skills. Emphasis on advance comprehension, speaking and writing on culturally specific texts and mastery of more complex expressions and linguistic structures. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 301

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021

ARBC 306    Experiencing Arabic Abroad    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised language and cultural studies accomplished during a study abroad program. Students will receive transferable credit for language study done during the study abroad program with the approval of instructor. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better. Note: Permission of instructor and enrollment in supervised language study while abroad is required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ARBC 310    Structure of Arabic Language    3 Hours

Introduction to Arabic morphology and syntax with an emphasis on applying this knowledge to improving reading comprehension strategies.

Prerequisite(s): (ARBC 102 or High School 2 years Arabic)

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Arabic (315) or Arabic (609)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021

ARBC 321    Colloquial Arabic    3 Hours

A course in pronunciation, comprehension and oral expression in colloquial Arabic. Exercises focus on navigating common situations of daily life in an Arabic speaking country. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 302

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; spring 2022

ARBC 322    Arabic Translation Studies    3 Hours

A concentrated study of the intricacies and methods of Arabic translation work (both Arabic to English and English to Arabic) and the responsibilities of the professional translator. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 302

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ARBC 323    Arabic Civilization I    3 Hours

A survey course in early Arab history, culture and religion, from the pre-Islamic period through the eighteenth century. Taught in Arabic. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 302

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2022

ARBC 324    Arabic Civilization II    3 Hours

A survey course in later Arab history, culture and religion, from the eighteenth century to the present. Taught in Arabic. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 302

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021

ARBC 357    Arabic for International Service    3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

Develops the specific vocabulary and communication skills essential for a career in diplomacy, government service, or humanitarian service in the Arab world. Note: Three years of high school Arabic could apply for prerequisite.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 302

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2022

ARBC 389    Internship in Arabic    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised work using Arabic in a professional setting. Fulfills Wolrd Language with a grade of C or better. Note: Permission of instructor is required.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Arabic (315) or Arabic (609)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ARBC 418    Business Arabic    3 Hours

Develops the specific vocabulary and communication skills, as well as cultural knowledge essential for a career in business in the Arab world. Note: Three years of high school Arabic may apply as prerequisite.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 302

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021

ARBC 435    Arabic Literature    3 Hours

Reading of Arabic texts from the pre-Islamic period in the 20th century representing the major genres and movements of Arabic literature. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 302

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ARBC 436    Qur'anic Arabic    3 Hours

Detailed reading and analysis of selected suras from the Qur'an in Arabic, with a focus on the distinctive grammar; vocabulary and structures of Qur'anic Arabic.

Prerequisite(s): (ARBC 302 or High School Arabic PreReq with a score of 3)

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Arabic (315) or Arabic (609)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ARBC 437    Advanced Media Arabic    3 Hours

Study of Arabic media reporting in written, audio and video formats, focusing on political, economic and security issues in their cultural contexts. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 302

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022

ARBC 438    Topics in Arabic Media    3 Hours

An advanced study of Arabic media reporting in written, audio and video formats, focusing on social, ideological and cultural issues in their cultural contexts. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 302

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

ARBC 455    Topics in Arabic Literature and Culture    3 Hours

Reading of Arabic texts on selected themes of cultural and literary interest. Topics may change with each iteration of the course. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 302

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ARBC 499    Advanced Studies in Arabic    1-4 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Guided independent study in culture, language, or literature of the Arab world. Maybe used with prior consent of full-time program faculty for work conducted during study abroad. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better. Note: Permission of instructor is required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022