First-Year Arabic

First-Year Arabic
Basic skills of spoken and written Arabic.
 Hours4.0 Credit, 5.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 NoteSuggested first class for students learning Arabic.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining ARAB 101
Course Outcomes

Basic Conversation Tasks

Converse simply but successfully with native speakers of Arabic about self and family; order a meal, ask/give simple directions, and accomplish other basic tasks.

Social Interaction

Demonstrate ability to socially interact with Arabs appropriately (control basic "God wishes," gender/status sensitive).

Arabic Sounds

Distinguish and pronounce all Arabic sounds.

Written and Audio/Video Texts

Comprehend simple written and audio/video texts on familiar topics.

Composing Simple Personal Letters

Compose a simple personal letter.

Differences in Formal and Vernacular Arabic

Recognize and employ some of the differences between formal and vernacular Arabic.

Foundational Structures

Control foundational structures (iDaafa, noun/adjective phrase, basic sentence types, etc.).

Language Learning and Communicative Strategies

Employ key language learning and communicative strategies (e.g. use context and what one knows to infer themeaning of what one does not know).