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Arabic I

An introductory course that contains topics that address everyday needs. These topics help students gradually integrate into society by learning about Arab society, culture, and language while building the linguistic skills needed daily. This course will teach the students how to arrange words into a correct sentence (that would be combined into a paragraph and text). Arabic vocabulary / common verbs and the basic grammar rules. Students will be provided with the basic vocabulary, grammar, and phrases to communicate and engage in simple conversations. This will also allow students to describe themselves and talk about their background in their own words. Students will also begin to write simple sentences and form short paragraphs.

Arabic II

This advanced beginners course contains units with topics closely related to students’ daily lives. Students focus on developing communication skills in Arabic by presenting key themes surrounding the modern environment. Students answer the essential questions, “How is the Arabic language a part of everyday life as an American Muslim?” and “How can I survive in a foreign country?” The course consists of units that include dialogues, readings, grammar, and writing. Through these units, students will be exposed to important public services and introduced to grammar rules that will enable them to engage in proper conversations with self-confidence.

Arabic III

This course contains various topics that revolve around Arab culture, key historical cities, and past civilizations. The topics cover the main aspects of the Arab world, including geographic location and its impact on the contemporary world of politics. This course focuses on the immediate and external environment, including social norms, historic and cultural figures, Arab community issues, cultural, historical, and geographic aspects of travel, the regimes of the Arab world, and cultural differences. Students in this course will answer the question: “How can language empower people and provide opportunities?”

Arabic IV

This course is designed with a functional approach to aid students in continuing their development in modern Arabic proficiency. The course will guide students toward acquiring language skills that serve practical uses in daily life and allow them to interact comfortably. Grammar, reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills are covered in this course at an accelerated pace. This Arabic course includes a supplement provided by the instructor, entailing the following components: classical reading, articles, current news, and videos. These elements were carefully selected to cover the needs of Muslim students by providing Islamic stories, historical Islamic figures who have influenced culture and civilization. This course aims to give the students the ability to turn the skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom into a functional experience that can be used to excel by communicating effectively in the Arab-speaking world.