2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Arabic, Beginning I, II, III

Fall 2011, Winter 2012 and Spring 2012 quarters

Joe Fahoum
Fields of Study
language studies
Entry into the winter and spring quarters requires proficiency in Arabic language equivalent to the successful completion of Beginning Arabic I (for winter) or Beginning Arabic II (for spring).  Contact the instructor for an assessment of proficiency.
In this year-long sequence, students will learn to read and write in both classical and modern Arabic, the language spoken in all of the 22 Arab states and all Islamic countries.  (All Muslims are instructed to pray in Arabic.)  By the end of the year, students will be able to speak at a novice level.  The objectives are to continually increase vocabulary; to learn suffixes, pronouns, and verbs for personalization; to learn to conjugate verbs; and to recognize proper and inverted sentences as well as those starting with infinitive verbs and indefinite nouns.  Students are required to master verbs tenses, superlatives, sentence analyzing, and subject-verb agreement as well as all other areas of grammar.  Students will also learn some songs, short poems, and stories while studying Arabic culture and learning some conversational Arabic. 
Advertised Schedule
5:30-7:30p Mon/Wed
Online Learning
No Required Online Learning
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