Department of
Religion and Classics

Undergraduate Programs

Courses in Arabic

Check the course schedules/descriptions available via the Registrar's Office for the official schedules for the widest range of terms for which such information is available.


Below you will find a list of all undergraduate courses that have been offered.

NOTE: Not all of these courses are offered in any given year.

ARA 101 ELEMENTARY ARABIC I

An introduction to Modern Standard Arabic including the alphabet, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, elementary conversation, and reading.

Last Offered: Fall 2016

ARA 102 ELEMENTARY ARABIC II

A continuation of Arabic 101 from the Fall semester. Introduction of writing complex sentences and reading paragraphs. In addition, more vocabulary building, and longer conversational sessions. This course will require basic fundamentals of the Arabic language such as reading simple sentences and engaging in a simple conversation. This course is designed to help students gain more knowledge in their vocabularies, grammar, and oral skills.

Prerequisites: ARA 101
Last Offered: Spring 2016

ARA 103 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC

Continuation of the sequence of introductory Arabic courses. Readings and oral and written exercises introduce students to more complex sentence structures, and there is an increased emphasis on vocabulary building.

Prerequisites: ARA 102
Last Offered: Fall 2016

ARA 104 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II

A continuation of Arabic 103. This course is designed to enable students to engage in an intermediate conversation with a native Arabic speaker in different scenarios. The course will cover all the materials which can help a student with writing and reading as a professional Arabic speaker.

Last Offered: Spring 2016

ARA 105 TOPICS IN ARABIC LANGUAGE

This course serves as an intermediate between the 101-104 sequence and the 200 courses. The emphasis falls on morphology--recognizing word patterns, that is--vocabulary building and improving reading speed and translating short prose articles.

Last Offered: Spring 2015

ARA 148 THE ARABIAN NIGHTS

The Arabian Nights, a classic of world literature, is discussed in term of the major themes - love and sex, comedy and adventure - that have given the stories their universal appeal and their timeless relevance. The readable English translation of Malcolm C. Lyons (Penguin Classics) is used, and classes are mostly devoted to discussion.

Last Offered: Fall 2015

ARA 149 THE ARAB REVOLUTIONS: FICTIONS AND CURRENT EVENTS IN THE ARAB WORLD

This course combines contemporary Arabic fictions in translation with discussion of the recent history and current events of the Arab world to help us to understand what is happening there now.

Last Offered: Fall 2016

ARA 201 ARABIC PROSE SEMINAR I

Intensive readings to increase vocabulary. Weak verbs and conditional sentences complete the study of grammar.

Prerequisites: ARA 104
Last Offered: Fall 2014

ARA 202 ARABIC PROSE SEMINAR II

Exploration of a variety of contemporary prose genres to expand the students' vocabulary and increase their familiarity with different prose styles. Among the genres we will read will be the short story, the essay, and newspaper articles.

Last Offered: Spring 2015

ARA 203 ARABIC PROSE SEMINAR III

This class focuses on three areas: reading and writing modern standard Arabic and conversational Arabic.

Last Offered: Fall 2015

ARA 204 ADV ARABIC PROSE SEM I

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Last Offered: Spring 2016

ARA 205 ADV ARABIC PROSE SEMINAR II

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Last Offered: Fall 2016

ARA 206 ADV ARABIC PROSE SEM III

Content varies; offered upon request.

Last Offered: Spring 2014

ARA 241 QUR'ANIC ARABIC

Selections from the Qur'an, with discussion of religious, literary, and historical dimensions of the text.

Prerequisites: ARA 103 or equivalent Crosslisted: REL 241
Last Offered: Spring 2010

ARA 390 SUPERVISED TEACHING

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Last Offered: Fall 2016

ARA 391 INDEPENDENT STUDY

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Last Offered: Fall 2016

ARA 391W INDEPENDENT STUDY

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Last Offered: Fall 2016

ARA 394 INTERNSHIP

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Last Offered: Fall 2016