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 I


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 10. Continuation of Arabic I. Aims to develop language skills in Arabic to reach the intermediate-low level of proficiency.