Department of Languages and Literature

Courses in Arabic

The Department offers a wide array of courses in Arabic to meet the various interests and needs of students. For the most updated information about course offerings, please consult the University course catalog and BenULive course schedule at the Office of the Registrar website, or contact the Department.

ARBC 101 | Elementary Arabic I
Introduction to the basic structure of the language. Designed to enable the student to develop oral proficiency and written skills. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Fall and Spring Terms.

ARBC 102 | Elementary Arabic II
Introduction to the basic structure of the language. Designed to enable the student to develop oral proficiency and written skills. Spring. Prerequisite: ARBC 101 or placement. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Fall and Spring Terms.

ARBC 105 | Elementary Arabic I through Study Abroad
Credit for language courses taken in accredited programs overseas. Variable credit based on total contact hours. 1-3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Periodically.

Arabic calligraphy

ARBC 106 | Elementary Arabic II through Student Abroad
Credit for language courses taken in accredited programs overseas. Variable credit based on total contact hours. 1-3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Periodically.

ARBC 108 | Elementary Arabic I Lab
Co-registration with ARBC 101 necessary. Required for minors (1 credit hour). Typically offered: Periodically.

ARBC 109 | Elementary Arabic II Lab
Language lab. Co-registration with ARBC 102 necessary. Required for minors. Typically offered: Periodically.

ARBC 191 | Conversation and Culture
This course provides an introduction to and highlights of Arab culture and basic language skills. 1 semester credit hour. Typically offered: Periodically.

ARBC 201 | Intermediate Arabic I
Review of the basic structure of the language. Emphasis on extensive language practice in simulated cultural settings in order to enable students to continue to develop their oral and written proficiency. Prerequisite: ARBC 102 or placement. 3 semester credit hours plus one optional lab hour (required for minors). 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Fall Term.

ARBC 202 | Intermediate Arabic II
Continued review of the basic structure of the language. Emphasis on extensive language practice in simulated cultural settings in order to enable students to continue to develop their oral and written proficiency. Prerequisite: ARBC 201 or placement. 3 semester credit hours plus one optional lab hour (required for minors). 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Spring Term.

ARBC 205 | Intermediate Arabic I through Study Abroad
Credit for language courses taken in accredited programs overseas. Variable credit based on contact hours. 1-3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Periodically.

ARBC 206 | Intermediate Arabic II through Study Abroad
Credit for language courses taken in accredited programs overseas. Variable credit based on contact hours. 1-3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Periodically.

ARBC 208 | Intermediate Arab I Lab
Language lab, Co-registration with ARBC 201 necessary. Required for minors (1 credit hour). Typically offered: Periodically.

ARBC 209 | Intermediate Arabic II Lab
Language lab, Co-registration with ARBC 202 necessary. Required for minors Typically offered: Periodically.

ARBC 211 | Intermediate Grammar and Composition
Comprehensive review and synthesis of Arabic grammar. Designed to provide students with extensive writing practice in order to prepare them for more effective participation in advanced courses, and to enable them to improve their ability to use and manipulate the language with a higher degree of accuracy, flexibility and assurance. Prerequisite: ARBC 202 or placement. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Fall Term.

ARBC 212 | Intermediate Oral Communications
Emphasis on oral proficiency, syntax and grammar, as well as enabling students to develop their ability to respond to the cultural challenges that face someone living in an Arabic-speaking country. Prerequisite: ARBC 202 or placement. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Spring Term.

ARBC 218 | Intermediate Grammar and Composition Lab
Language lab. Co-registration with ARBC 211 necessary. 1 semester credit hour. Typically offered: Periodically.

ARBC 219 | Intermediate Oral Communications Lab
Language lab. Co-registration with ARBC 212 necessary. 1 semester credit hour. Typically offered: Periodically.

ARBC 291 | Intermediate Topics in Arabic Language, Literature and Culture
Intermediate-level study of topics in Arabic literature, culture, and/or civilization. Prerequisite: ARBC 211, or department consent. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Periodically. Course Repeatable. Maximum number of units allowed 99.

ARBC 295 | Independent Study
Designed for the intermediate student who wishes to explore an aspect of Arabic language, literature or culture beyond the scope of the regular course offerings. Prerequisite: ARBC 211. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Fall and Spring Terms. Department consent required. Course Repeatable. Maximum number of units allowed 99.