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ARA 510 Basic Arabic I 3 Credits
Introduces students to the script and the basic grammar of Modern Standard Arabic. Emphasis on the development of reading skills with some attention to writing and aural comprehension.
Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2021-2022 Basic Arabic I 3
Spring 2020-2021 Basic Arabic I 3
Fall 2020-2021 Basic Arabic I 3
Spring 2019-2020 Basic Arabic I 3
Fall 2019-2020 Basic Arabic I 3
Fall 2018-2019 Basic Arabic I 3
Fall 2017-2018 Basic Arabic I 3
Fall 2016-2017 Basic Arabic I 3
Fall 2015-2016 Basic Arabic I 3
Fall 2014-2015 Basic Arabic I 3
Fall 2013-2014 Beginning Arabic 4
Fall 2012-2013 Beginning Arabic I (ARA501) 4
Fall 2011-2012 Beginning Arabic I (ARA501) 4
Fall 2010-2011 Beginning Arabic I (ARA501) 4
Fall 2009-2010 Beginning Arabic I (ARA501) 4
Fall 2008-2009 Beginning Arabic I (ARA501) 4
Fall 2007-2008 Beginning Arabic I (ARA501) 4
Fall 2006-2007 Beginning Arabic I (ARA501) 4
Fall 2005-2006 Beginning Arabic I (ARA501) 4
Fall 2004-2005 Beginning Arabic I (ARA501) 4
Fall 2003-2004 Beginning Arabic I (ARA501) 4
Fall 2002-2003 Beginning Arabic I (ARA501) 4
Fall 2001-2002 Beginning Arabic I (ARA501) 4
Fall 2000-2001 Beginning Arabic I (ARA501) 4
Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: ARA 510D
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
ARA 510D Basic Arabic I Discussion 0 Credit
Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2021-2022 Basic Arabic I Discussion 0
Spring 2020-2021 Basic Arabic I Discussion 0
Fall 2020-2021 Basic Arabic I Discussion 0
Spring 2019-2020 Basic Arabic I Discussion 0
Fall 2019-2020 Basic Arabic I Discussion 0
Fall 2018-2019 Basic Arabic I Discussion 0
Fall 2017-2018 Basic Arabic I Discussion 0
Fall 2016-2017 Basic Arabic I Discussion 0
Fall 2015-2016 Basic Arabic I Discussion 0
Fall 2014-2015 Basic Arabic I Discussion 0
Fall 2013-2014 Beginning Arabic Discussion 0
Fall 2012-2013 Beginning Arabic I Discussion (ARA501D) 0
Fall 2011-2012 Beginning Arabic I Discussion (ARA501D) 0
Fall 2010-2011 Beginning Arabic I Discussion (ARA501D) 0
Fall 2009-2010 Beginning Arabic I Discussion (ARA501D) 0
Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: ARA 510
ECTS Credit: NONE ECTS (NONE ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
ARA 520 Basic Arabic II 3 Credits
Continuation of ARA 510. Designed to enhance the reading skills of students who have already taken ARA 510 or an equivalent course.
Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2021-2022 Basic Arabic II 3
Spring 2020-2021 Basic Arabic II 3
Fall 2020-2021 Basic Arabic II 3
Spring 2019-2020 Basic Arabic II 3
Spring 2018-2019 Basic Arabic II 3
Spring 2017-2018 Basic Arabic II 3
Spring 2016-2017 Basic Arabic II 3
Spring 2015-2016 Basic Arabic II 3
Spring 2014-2015 Basic Arabic II 3
Spring 2012-2013 Beginning Arabic II (ARA502) 4
Spring 2011-2012 Beginning Arabic II (ARA502) 4
Spring 2010-2011 Beginning Arabic II (ARA502) 4
Spring 2009-2010 Beginning Arabic II (ARA502) 4
Spring 2008-2009 Beginning Arabic II (ARA502) 4
Spring 2007-2008 Beginning Arabic II (ARA502) 4
Spring 2006-2007 Beginning Arabic II (ARA502) 4
Spring 2005-2006 Beginning Arabic II (ARA502) 4
Spring 2004-2005 Beginning Arabic II (ARA502) 4
Spring 2003-2004 Beginning Arabic II (ARA502) 4
Spring 2002-2003 Beginning Arabic II (ARA502) 4
Spring 2001-2002 Beginning Arabic II (ARA502) 4
Spring 2000-2001 Beginning Arabic II (ARA502) 4
Prerequisite: ARA 510 - Doctorate - Min Grade D
or ARA 510 - Masters - Min Grade D
or ARA 501 - Doctorate - Min Grade D
or ARA 501 - Masters - Min Grade D
Corequisite: ARA 520D
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
ARA 520D Basic Arabic II Discussion 0 Credit
Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2021-2022 Basic Arabic II Discussion 0
Spring 2020-2021 Basic Arabic II Discussion 0
Fall 2020-2021 Basic Arabic II Discussion 0
Spring 2019-2020 Basic Arabic II Discussion 0
Spring 2018-2019 Basic Arabic II Discussion 0
Spring 2017-2018 Basic Arabic II Discussion 0
Spring 2016-2017 Basic Arabic II Discussion 0
Spring 2015-2016 Basic Arabic II Discussion 0
Spring 2014-2015 Basic Arabic II Discussion 0
Spring 2012-2013 Beginning Arabic II Discussion (ARA502D) 0
Spring 2011-2012 Beginning Arabic II Discussion (ARA502D) 0
Spring 2010-2011 Beginning Arabic II Discussion (ARA502D) 0
Spring 2009-2010 Beginning Arabic II Discussion (ARA502D) 0
Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: ARA 520
ECTS Credit: NONE ECTS (NONE ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
ARA 530 Intermediate Arabic I 3 Credits
Intermediate Arabic I reinforcement of grammar and vocabulary to help students develop better reading fluency. Tailored for students in social sciences and humanities intending to take the reading proficiency test as a degree requirement Focuses on selections from contemporary Arabic media and academic texts.
Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2020-2021 Intermediate Arabic I 3
Fall 2019-2020 Intermediate Arabic I 3
Spring 2018-2019 Intermediate Arabic I 3
Fall 2017-2018 Intermediate Arabic I 3
Fall 2016-2017 Intermediate Arabic I 3
Fall 2015-2016 Intermediate Arabic I 3
Fall 2011-2012 Intermediate Arabic I (ARA503) 4
Fall 2010-2011 Intermediate Arabic I (ARA503) 4
Fall 2009-2010 Intermediate Arabic I (ARA503) 4
Fall 2008-2009 Intermediate Arabic I (ARA503) 4
Fall 2007-2008 Intermediate Arabic I (ARA503) 4
Fall 2006-2007 Intermediate Arabic I (ARA503) 4
Fall 2005-2006 Intermediate Arabic I (ARA503) 4
Fall 2003-2004 Intermediate Arabic I (ARA503) 4
Fall 2002-2003 Intermediate Arabic I (ARA503) 4
Fall 2001-2002 Intermediate Arabic I (ARA503) 4
Summer 2000-2001 Intermediate Arabic I (ARA503) 4
Prerequisite: ARA 520 - Masters - Min Grade D
or ARA 520 - Doctorate - Min Grade D
or ARA 502 - Masters - Min Grade D
or ARA 502 - Doctorate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: ARA 530D
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
ARA 530D Intermediate Arabic I Discussion 0 Credit
Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2020-2021 Intermediate Arabic I Discussion 0
Fall 2019-2020 Intermediate Arabic I Discussion 0
Spring 2018-2019 Intermediate Arabic I Discussion 0
Fall 2017-2018 Intermediate Arabic I Discussion 0
Fall 2016-2017 Intermediate Arabic I Discussion 0
Fall 2015-2016 Intermediate Arabic I Discussion 0
Fall 2011-2012 Intermediate Arabic I (ARA503) 4
Fall 2010-2011 Intermediate Arabic I (ARA503) 4
Fall 2009-2010 Intermediate Arabic I (ARA503) 4
Fall 2008-2009 Intermediate Arabic I (ARA503) 4
Fall 2007-2008 Intermediate Arabic I (ARA503) 4
Fall 2006-2007 Intermediate Arabic I (ARA503) 4
Fall 2005-2006 Intermediate Arabic I (ARA503) 4
Fall 2003-2004 Intermediate Arabic I (ARA503) 4
Fall 2002-2003 Intermediate Arabic I (ARA503) 4
Fall 2001-2002 Intermediate Arabic I (ARA503) 4
Summer 2000-2001 Intermediate Arabic I (ARA503) 4
Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: ARA 530
ECTS Credit: NONE ECTS (NONE ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
ARA 540 Intermediate Arabic II 3 Credits
Continuation of ARA 530. Prerequisite: ARA 530 or the equivalent.
Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2021-2022 Intermediate Arabic II 3
Spring 2020-2021 Intermediate Arabic II 3
Spring 2019-2020 Intermediate Arabic II 3
Spring 2017-2018 Intermediate Arabic II 3
Spring 2016-2017 Intermediate Arabic II 3
Spring 2014-2015 Intermediate Arabic II 3
Prerequisite: ARA 530 - Doctorate - Min Grade D
or ARA 530 - Masters - Min Grade D
Corequisite: ARA 540D
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
ARA 540D Intermediate Arabic II Discussion 0 Credit
Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2021-2022 Intermediate Arabic II Discussion 0
Spring 2020-2021 Intermediate Arabic II Discussion 0
Spring 2019-2020 Intermediate Arabic II Discussion 0
Spring 2017-2018 Intermediate Arabic II Discussion 0
Spring 2016-2017 Intermediate Arabic II Discussion 0
Spring 2014-2015 Intermediate Arabic II Discussion 0
Spring 2011-2012 Intermediate Arabic II Discussion (ARA504D) 0
Spring 2010-2011 Intermediate Arabic II Discussion (ARA504D) 0
Spring 2009-2010 Intermediate Arabic II Discussion (ARA504D) 0
Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: ARA 540
ECTS Credit: NONE ECTS (NONE ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
ARA 550 Advanced Arabic I 3 Credits
The main goal set at this stage is to reach a superior level of proficiency in modern standard Arabic language. The materials are designed to strenghten students’ reading skills, increase their vocabulary, refine and expand their knowledge of sentence construction and the Arabic verb system, and widen their cultural background. Lessons are structured as follows: beginning with vocabulary acquisition, followed by a humanities related basic text (if needed the latter is preceded by background information and exercises), grammatical explanations and drills, additional reading texts, review drills and suggested speaking and writing activities. Learners should have done at least two years of Arabic prior to starting with the course. According to the CEF, the level would be the equivalent of Level B1All the texts use clear language, useful vocabulary and appropriate grammar suited to this level. This ensures that the course remains sufficiently demanding to take the learner to the next level.
Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2019-2020 Advanced Arabic I 3
Spring 2017-2018 Advanced Arabic I 3
Prerequisite: (ARA 540 - Masters - Min Grade D)
or (ARA 540 - Doctorate - Min Grade D)
Corequisite: ARA 550D
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
ARA 550D Advanced Arabic I Discussion 0 Credit
Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2019-2020 Advanced Arabic I Discussion 0
Spring 2017-2018 Advanced Arabic I Discussion 0
Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: ARA 550
ECTS Credit: NONE ECTS (NONE ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
ARA 560 Advanced Arabic II 3 Credits
At this level, the texts contain opinions, hypotheses, and intellectual discussions. Great care has been taken as in the preceding Advanced Arabic I stage in the selection of the texts to include humanities related writings (with special stress on History) of respected Arab intellectuals: literati, journalists and professors from Morocco to the Gulf. The lenght of the texts provided increases steadily so that by the end of the course students are reading full-length editorial articles. In addition, classical texts and poetry with superior linguistic and cultural content are also included. All these texts help students develop competence in reading Classical prose , “heritage” texts and scientific reasearch, which enables them to use Arabic language in their own academic careers.
Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Prerequisite: ARA 550 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: ARA 560D
ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
ARA 560D Advanced Arabic II Discussion 0 Credit
Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: ARA 560
ECTS Credit: NONE ECTS (NONE ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements: