Arabic 201 is a 5-credit course offered in the fall semester.

Course Objectives

By the end of Arabic 201, you are expected to reach at least the Intermediate-Mid 2 level of proficiency in
Arabic. To reach this goal you will be able to:

  • use sentences and series of sentences to narrate in the past, present, and future about your life,
    familiar experiences or events, basic information about familiar person, place.
  • describe, both in spoken and written formats, your future plans, people, events, and experiences using practiced material.
  • initiate and respond, in a culturally appropriate way, to situations that require making simple
    compliments, well-wishing, etc.
  • handle short social interactions in everyday situations by asking and answering a variety of questions.
  • understand questions and simple statements on everyday topics when you are part of a conversation.
  • understand the main idea of short and simple texts when the topic is familiar to you.
  • develop analytical reading skills and identify familiar words in a wider variety of selected authentic
  • display knowledge of fundamentals of Arabic morphology (i.e., verb conjugation, noun declension,
    word derivation, and memorization of the ten verb forms)
  • use Arabic root and pattern system, especially the ten verb forms, to deduce vocabulary meaning
    from familiar roots.