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ARAB 121 - Elementary Arabic

5 Credits
A comprehensive beginning Arabic course, which includes instruction and practice in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The class will be conducted almost exclusively in Arabic.


Designed to Serve Transfer students who need to fulfill a language requirement; students interested in Arabic language and culture.
Active Date 2015-02-02

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 30
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Humanities Area I

Course Outline
- Arabic alphabet - Pronunciation/sound systems - Basic vocabulary: - Common daily greetings/ introductions (formal/ informal) - Arabic names/ family members - Responding to simple questions - Grammar: - Gender (masc/femn), noun, adjective phrases, plural forms (non-human plural) - Subject pronoun-Define article - Nominal sentences - Asking questions - Possessive pronouns, introduction to present tense, Introduction to Arabic cultures/ Arab World/ Arabic Dialects.

Student Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate ability to write, read and pronounce the Arabic alphabet.

Demonstrate ability to engage in simple conversations involving greetings/introduction of self and others.

Recognize basic geography of the ARAB World.

Students demonstrate an understanding of Arabic-speaking cultures and their relationship with English-speaking U.S. culture.

Students demonstrate awareness of the importance of effective communication in an increasingly global society.

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