Arabic (ARBC)

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ARBC 1A.     Elementary Arabic. 4 Units


Introduction to standard Arabic, including Arabic letters and sounds, the essentials of Arabic grammar, and basic instruction in all four language skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing. In addition to getting a start in modern Arabic, students will also learn about social aspects of the use of Arabic.

ARBC 1B.     Elementary Arabic. 4 Units

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 1A or instructor permission.

General Education Area/Graduation Requirement: Foreign Language Graduation Requirement


Continuation of ARBC 1A.

ARBC 2A.     Intermediate Arabic. 4 Units

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 1B or instructor permission.

General Education Area/Graduation Requirement: Foreign Language Graduation Requirement


Continuation of ARBC 1B with an ongoing emphasis on communication skills and the rudiments of literacy, as well as continued integration of cultural and social components with the language learning experience.

ARBC 2B.     Intermediate Arabic Conversation 2. 4 Units

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 2A or instructor permission.


Continuation of ARBC 2A intermediate conversation with an ongoing emphasis on communication skills and the rudiments of literacy, as well as continued integration of cultural and social components with the language learning experience.

ARBC 199.     Special Problems. 1 - 3 Units


Individual projects or directed reading.

Note: Departmental petition required.

Credit/No Credit