Grammar and practical vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills. Assumes no prior experience in the language. Offered only in fall.
Carolina Core: GFL
Practice and further development of essential listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. Admission only by successful completion of Arabic 121. Offered only in spring.
Carolina Core: GFL
Continuation of reading, writing, and speaking Arabic.
Increased emphasis on reading and writing skills in Arabic.
Introduction to Arab culture (literature, music, film, and art) from the 19th century to the present.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy, GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences
This course builds on grammar and vocabulary by reading and listening to authentic Arabic materials. By semester’s end, the student will be able to write in detail and comprehend and use advanced vocabulary grammar and syntax in all forms of expression.
Practical drills in aural-oral skills to develop facility in the spoken language.
Continued instruction in colloquial (spoken) Arabic with a focus on oral and aural competencies, discussing aspects of the local culture, and working with media produced in the local variety of Arabic. Course may be repeated as the variety of Arabic may change.
Introduction to dominant trends and genres in nineteenth and twentieth century Arabic literature.
Selected literary topics of the Arab world. May be repeated for credit under different titles. Taught in English.
Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research
Acquisition of advanced grammar and vocabulary. Increased focus on reading, writing, and discussion in Modern Standard Arabic.
Continued acquisition of advanced grammar and vocabulary. Increased focus on reading, writing, and discussion in Modern Standard Arabic.
Intensive reading for non-majors. Graduate students fulfill their foreign-language requirement with successful completion of the course. Undergraduates may take the course as an elective only. Grades S/U for graduates and undergraduates.