Arabic—the first language of over 200 million people from Morocco to Iraq—is the sacred language of Islam. Our Arabic courses produce fluent Arabic speakers for business, non-governmental organizations (NGO) and the academic world.

Arabic 101

Elementary Arabic


Fall. Credit, five hours. Develops reading, speaking, listening, writing, and cultural skills in Arabic. Stresses communication skills in formal Arabic and some Egyptian dialect. Preparation for class is essential; class time is spent practicing rather than lecturing. Limited to sophomores, or to first-year students by permission of instructor.

Arabic 102

Elementary Arabic II


Spring. Credit, five hours. Prerequisite: successful completion of Arabic 101 or equivalent, limit ten. Continuation of Arabic I. Aims to develop language skills in Arabic to reach the intermediate-low level of proficiency.