Please read the placement policy of this department before enrolling in your first Arabic class at USD or elsewhere.
|101 First Semester Arabic||202 Fourth Semester Arabic|
|102 Second Semester Arabic||293 Language Tutoring or Field Experience in Arabic|
|201 Third Semester Arabic||294 Topics in Language, L:iterature, or Culture|
101 First Semester Arabic / 3 units
An introduction to the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing of Modern, Standard Arabic as well as the cultures of Arabic-speaking peoples. This course is open only to those who have never studied Arabic or students placed at this level through the department's placement process (see Web site).
102 Second Semester Arabic / 3 units
Continuation of the skills developed in Arabic 101. Increased practice in reading and writing. Acquisition of new vocabulary consolidated through conversation stressing the relationship between language and culture. Prerequisite: ARAB 101 or equivalent, or placement exam.
201 Third Semester Arabic / 3 units
Further development of language competence to the intermediate level. Introduction of easier literary and cultural readings which will solidify reading skills and provide deeper understanding of Arabic cultures. Prerequisite: ARAB 102 or equivalent, or placement exam.
202 Fourth Semester Arabic / 3 units
Continued development of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Emphasis on simple present in two different cases and in negation, past, and future tenses of the Arabic verb; personal object pronouns, noun and verb sentences. By the end of the course, students should be able to identify family members, relatives and social relation; describe professions and college study subjects and specializations; describe concrete places and situations; understand, express, and respond to abstract and information questions; read dialogues and paragraphs; write more articulate sentences and paragraphs. Prerequisite: ARAB 201 or equivalent, or placement exam.
293 Language Tutoring or Field Experience in Arabic / 1-3 units
Supervised participation in the department's Tutoring Program or placement in a community organization in which the student's skills in the target language are developed. Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor, department chair, or the language coordinator.
294 Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture / 3 units
Study at the lower-division level of a special topic in language, literature, or culture. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic changes. If taught in English, this course may not fulfill the Core Curriculum language requirement. Consult with the instructor or the department chair. When offered, selected topics will be announced on the MySanDiego portal. Prerequisite: ARAB 202 or approval of the instructor.