Courses in Arabic

Lower Division

Arabic 101: Elementary Arabic I (4 units)
Introduction to Arabic, with emphasis on the language of everyday conversation. Focus on vocabulary and structures needed for everyday listening, speaking, and reading.


Arabic 102: Elementary Arabic II (4 units)

Prerequisite: Arabic 101
Continuation of Arabic 101. Develops vocabulary and structures needed for elementary, listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with emphasis on the language of everyday conversation.


Arabic 201: Intermediate Arabic I (4 units)

Prerequisite: Arabic 102
Further development of reading, writing, and speaking, with emphasis on the language of everyday conversation.


Arabic 202: Intermediate Arabic II (4 units)

Prerequisite: Arabic 201
Further development of reading, writing, and speaking, with emphasis on the language of everyday conversation.


Upper Division

Arabic 301: Advanced Arabic I (4 units)
Prerequisites: Arabic 202; and completion of the General Education requirement in Foundations of Learning II.C., Humanities.
Advanced facility in oral expression and writing for practical purposes; exposure to various dialects through newspaper and media Arabic; elements of literary and classical language.


Arabic 302: Advanced Arabic II (4 units)

Prerequisites: Arabic 301; and completion of the General Education requirement in Foundations of Learning II.C., Humanities.
Continuation of Arabic 301. More advanced writing and longer expository texts. Reading modern and classical texts.


Arabic 330: Arabic Culture (3 units)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; and completion of the General Education requirement in Foundations of Learning II.C., Humanities.
Cultures of Arabic speaking peoples of the Near East, Middle East, and North Africa, as reflected in literature, the arts, history, political and social institutions. Taught in English.


Arabic 350: Advanced Conversational Arabic (4 units)

Prerequisites: Arabic 202; and completion of the General Education requirement in Foundations of Learning II.C., Humanities
Study of one or more spoken varieties of Arabic, with emphasis on advanced conversational proficiency. Social and cultural topics, conversational strategies and stylistic features.


GE Courses

Students may fulfill their foreign language requirement by taking Arabic 101, 102, and 201.

The following courses satisfy General Education requirements for II. Foundations C. Humanities 5. Foreign Language:

  • Arabic 101: Elementary Arabic I
  • Arabic 102: Elementary Arabic II
  • Arabic 201: Intermediate Arabic I
  • Arabic 202: Intermediate Arabic II

The following courses satisfy General Education requirements for IV. Explorations C. Humanities:

  • Arabic 301: Advanced Arabic I
  • Arabic 302: Advanced Arabic II
  • Arabic 330: Arabic Culture (taught in English)
  • Arabic 350: Advanced Conversational Arabic