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Arabic Program

Why Study Arabic?

  • Arabic is the fifth most commonly spoken native language in the world.
  • Arabic is the liturgical language of Islam.
  • There is a high demand and low supply of Arabic-speakers in the Western World.
  • There are financial incentives for learning Arabic. 
  • Arabic-speaking nations are a fast growing market for trade. 
  • Arabic-speaking people have made significant contributions to world civilization.                
  • The Arab-speaking world has a rich cultural heritage.
  • Knowing Arabic can promote intercultural understanding.
  • Arabic influence is evident in many other languages.  
  • The Unites States has an Arab-American minority.

Courses Offered

ARAB 100- Beginning Arabic

ARAB 200- Intermediate Arabic

ARAB 210- Intermediate Arabic

ARAB 300- Advanced Arabic

Course Rotation

Arabic Long Term Schedule (updated Spring 2012)

FALL 2012 ARAB 100
SPRING 2013 ARAB 200
FALL 2013 ARAB 100 AND ARAB 210
SPRING 2014 ARAB 200 AND ARAB 300
FALL 2014 ARAB 100 AND ARAB 210
SPRING 2015 ARAB 200 AND ARAB 300
FALL 2015 ARAB 100 AND ARAB 210
SPRING 2016 ARAB 200 AND ARAB 300
FALL 2016 ARAB 100 AND ARAB 210

This projection of course offerings is provided to students and their advisors to assist in schedule planning. Although the department will make every effort to offer courses as described herein, unforeseen circumstances may make an occasional modification necessary (for example, the unavailability of a qualified faculty member or the shortage of adjunct monies for our Critical Language Program).