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