Arabic Courses

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2016-2017, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2016. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

ARAB 101, ARAB 102, ARAB 140, ARAB 141, ARAB 142, ARAB 194, ARAB 201, ARAB 202, ARAB 293, ARAB 294, ARAB 394, ARAB 493, ARAB 499

ARAB 101 | FIRST SEMESTER ARABIC

Units: 3

Prerequisites: Passing the appropriate departmental placement test within the previous year

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. At the end of the semester students will have sufficient comprehension to understand utterances about basic survival needs and minimum courtesy and travel requirements in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics. Students will be able to speak, read, and write using memorized material and set expressions.

ARAB 102 | SECOND SEMESTER ARABIC

Units: 3

Prerequisites: ARAB 101 or Passing the appropriate departmental placement test within the previous year

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. Students can typically satisfy with ease predictable, simple, personal, and accommodation needs and meet courtesy, introduction, and identification requirements; exchange greetings; elicit and provide predictable and skeletal biographical information.

ARAB 140 | TOPICS IN ARABIC LITERATURE AND CULTURE

Units: 3 Repeatability: Yes (Repeatable if topic differs)

Study at the lower-division level of a topic in Arabic literature and culture. This course is taught in English and will not satisfy the Language Core requirement.

ARAB 141 | TOPICS IN ARAB-AMERICAN LITERATURE, FILM OR CULTURE

Units: 3 Repeatability: Yes (Repeatable if topic differs)

Study at the lower-division level of a topic in Arab-American literature and culture with a focus on domestic diversity. This course is taught in English and satisfies the core requirements for Literary Inquiry and DISJ-Domestic, level 1, but does not satisfy the core Second Language requirement.

ARAB 142 | TOPICS IN ARABIC LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION, FILM-GLOBAL

Units: 3 Repeatability: Yes (Repeatable if topic differs)

Study at the lower-division level of a topic in Arabic literature, film and/or culture with a Global Focus. This course is taught in English and satisfies the core requirements for Literary Inquiry and DISJ-Global, level 1, but does not satisfy the core Second Language requirement.

ARAB 194 | SPECIAL TOPICS IN ARABIC LITERATURE AND CULTURE

Units: 3 Repeatability: Yes (Repeatable if topic differs)

Study at the lower-division level of a topic in Arabic literature and culture. This course is taught in English and will not satisfy the Language Core requirement.

ARAB 201 | THIRD SEMESTER ARABIC

Units: 3

Prerequisites: ARAB 102 or Passing the appropriate departmental placement test within the previous year

Further development of language competence to the intermediate level. Introduction of easier literary and cultural readings that will solidify reading skills and provide deeper understanding of Arabic cultures. By the end of the course, students should be able to identify family members, relatives and social relations; 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 102 or equivalent or Placement Exam. Every Fall.

ARAB 202 | FOURTH SEMESTER ARABIC

Units: 3

Prerequisites: ARAB 201 or Passing the appropriate departmental placement test within the previous year

Continued development of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Student will be able to satisfy routine social demands and limited work requirements and routine work-related interactions that are limited in scope. Student will be able to handle most normal, high-frequency social conversational situations including extensive, but casual conversations about current events, as well as work, family, and autobiographical information.

ARAB 293 | LANGUAGE TUTORING OR FIELD EXPERIENCE IN ARABIC

Units: 1-3 Repeatability: Yes (Repeatable if topic differs)

Supervised participation in the department’s Tutoring Program or placement in a community organization in which the student’s skills in Arabic are developed. Prequisites: None. May be taken for credit each time topic changes.

ARAB 294 | TOPICS IN LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, OR CULTURE

Units: 0 Repeatability: Yes (Repeatable if topic differs)

Prerequisites: ARAB 202

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. When offered, selected subjects will be announced on the MySanDiego portal. If taught in English, this course will not fulfill the Core Curriculum language requirement. Consult with instructor or the department chair.

ARAB 394 | TOPICS IN LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, OR CULTURE

Units: 3 Repeatability: Yes (Repeatable if topic differs)

Prerequisites: ARAB 202

Study at the third-year level of a special topic in language, literature, or culture. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic changes. When offered, selected subjects will be announced on the MySanDiego portal. If taught in English, this course will not fulfill the Core Curriculum language requirement. Consult with instructor or the department chair.

ARAB 493 | LANGUAGE TUTORING OR FIELD EXPERIENCE IN ARABIC

Units: 1-3 Repeatability: Yes (Repeatable if topic differs)

Supervised participation in the department’s Tutoring Program or placement in a community organization in which the student’s skills in Arabic are developed.

ARAB 499 | INDEPENDENT STUDY

Units: 1-3 Repeatability: Yes (Repeatable if topic differs)

A program arranged between the advanced student and the instructor to provide intensive study in a particular area of interest. Extensive reading and consultation are required, as well as preparation of reports to be assigned by the instructor.