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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARA 110 - Beginning Arabic I (3 credits)

The course introduces students to Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) which is a key variety that is understood across the Arab World. The course aims at developing students’ basic communicative language skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking, as well as cultural awareness of the Arabic-speaking world which emphasizes the links between language, culture, history and Arab societies. Focus will also be put on highlighting deviations and intelligibility between Modern Standard Arabic and various Arabic dialects. The teaching/ learning process in this course is proficiency-oriented where emphasis is placed on the functional usage of Modern Standard Arabic. F.