Arabic (ARAB)



101 First Course in Arabic  - 5 hours lecture, 5 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level R5.
This course is an introduction to the sound and writing system of the Arabic language. The course also provides students with the basic structural and lexical knowledge to enable them to communicate orally and in writing in Arabic at a beginning level. Emphasis is placed on developing the students' ability to perform language functions in real-life situations through structured activities and grammatical exercises and on providing students with an overview of Arabic culture. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation: Corresponds to two years of high school study.

102 Second Course in Arabic  - 5 hours lecture, 5 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite:  Arabic 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This interactive course builds upon the structural and lexical base provided in Arabic 101 to move students from a beginning to a beginning-intermediate communication level through the introduction of a variety of noun and verb forms including the present and past tenses. Emphasis is placed on developing the student's ability to perform language functions in reallife situations through structured activities and grammatical exercises and on providing students with an overview of Arabic history, customs and culture. This course is for students in their second semester of Arabic. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

105 Elementary Spoken Egyptian Arabic  - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level R5.
This course focuses on Spoken Egyptian Arabic, the spoken language of Cairo. It is the most understood Arabic dialect of the Arab World. Emphasis is placed on oral comprehension, fluency and writing skills through verbal and written communication based on everyday situations, current events and culture. An introduction to basic grammar and syntax of Egyptian colloquial Arabic is included. This course is intended for students who are majoring in Arabic or those who want to learn Spoken Egyptian Arabic. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

201A Third Course in Arabic  -  5 hours lecture, 5 units Grade Only

Prerequisite: Arabic 102 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Arabic 201.
This course is an interactive study of Arabic at the intermediate level. Students use increasingly complex Arabic language structures and vocabulary to listen, speak, read and write at the intermediate level. This course is designed for all students interested in the Arabic language. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.