An introductory course in Arabic. Beginning skills are developed in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, as students explore Arabic-speaking world cultures. Assumes no prior familiarity with the Arabic language and uses a student-centered approach. Basic grammatical structures & sound patterns of Arabic are introduced, with careful attention to mastery of writing the Arabic script, learning to read the characters, pronunciation and listening comprehension. Three hours of class per week, supplemented by one hour of assigned work in the Language Resource Center.
This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: World Cultures