Arabic (ARAB)

ARAB 121  - Elementary Arabic  (4 Credits)  

Grammar and practical vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills. Assumes no prior experience in the language. Offered only in fall.

Carolina Core: GFL

ARAB 122  - Basic Proficiency in Arabic  (4 Credits)  

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

ARAB 201  - Intermediate Arabic  (3 Credits)  

Continuation of reading, writing, and speaking Arabic.

Prerequisites: ARAB 122.
ARAB 202  - Intermediate Arabic  (3 Credits)  

Increased emphasis on reading and writing skills in Arabic.

Prerequisites: ARAB 201.
ARAB 280  - Introduction to Modern Arab Culture  (3 Credits)  

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

ARAB 301  - Advanced Arabic Language I  (3 Credits)  

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.

Prerequisites: Arabic 202 or equivalent.
ARAB 302  - Advanced Arabic Language II  (3 Credits)  

This course is a continuation of ARAB 301 and 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.

Prerequisites: ARAB 301 or equivalent.
ARAB 310  - Conversational Arabic  (3 Credits)  

Practical drills in aural-oral skills to develop facility in the spoken language.

Prerequisites: ARAB 202.
ARAB 311  - Colloquial Arabic II  (3 Credits)  

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.

Prerequisites: ARAB 310 or equivalent.
ARAB 320  - Introduction to Modern Arab Literature in Translation  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to dominant trends and genres in nineteenth and twentieth century Arabic literature.

ARAB 398  - Selected Topics  (3 Credits)  

Selected literary topics of the Arab world. May be repeated for credit under different titles. Taught in English.

ARAB 399  - Independent Study  (3-6 Credits)  

Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

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ARAB 401  - Advanced Arabic I  (3 Credits)  

Acquisition of advanced grammar and vocabulary. Increased focus on reading, writing, and discussion in Modern Standard Arabic.

Prerequisites: C or better in ARAB 302 or equivalent.
ARAB 402  - Advanced Arabic II  (3 Credits)  

Continued acquisition of advanced grammar and vocabulary. Increased focus on reading, writing, and discussion in Modern Standard Arabic.

Prerequisites: ARAB 401 or equivalent.
ARAB 615  - Intensive Readings in Arabic  (3 Credits)  

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.