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2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog
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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.


Quarters Typically Offered
Fall Online
Designed to Serve Transfer students who need to fulfill a language requirement; students interested in Arabic language and culture.
Active Date 20210211T14:42:26

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 25
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
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
Interpersonal. Express self in conversations on very familiar topics, using a variety of words, phrases, simple sentences, and questions that have been highly practiced and memorized.

Interpretive. Answer questions and articulate the meaning of the main idea from simple, highly predictable oral, or written texts, with strong visual support.

Presentational. Present information in front of an audience on very familiar topics, using a variety of words, phrases and sentences that have been practiced and memorized.

Cultural. Use culturally appropriate gestures and formulaic expressions in highly practiced applications for interpersonal written and oral communication.

Comparisons. Compare and contrast own culture and language to derive meaning from visual or written texts.

Connections. Present and discuss concepts and information of other disciplines through the Arabic language.

Communities. Participate in communities at home and abroad in Arabic.

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