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ARAB 122 - Arabic II

Credits: 5
The second level of the first year of Modern Standard Arabic language used throughout the Arab World. Develops the four communicative language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It stresses communication skills and emphasizes the links between language, culture and history. 

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL 99  and ARAB 121  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or equivalent with instructor consent. The equivalent of ARAB 121  is one year in high school with a grade of B or higher.

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Correctly use most of the basic forms and grammatical structures of Modern Standard Arabic, including pronouns, noun-verb agreement, the parts of speech, numbering system, past and present tenses, the comparative form, the negative form.
  2. Comprehend the basic verbal and nominal structures of Arabic sentences, correctly conjugating verbs in past, present, and future tenses. Formulate complex sentences in Arabic in writing, comprehend them when spoken, and converse with adequate vocabulary on topics such as university life, home life, hobbies, and music using both affirmative and negative sentences.
  3. Use the Nisba adjective and the Nisba cases of the noun to talk about nationality and origins and to describe feelings and moods. Use the Idafa construction to understand the use of the possessive pronouns.
  4. Correctly use possessive, demonstrative and independent pronouns, in their singular and plural forms.
  5. Deduce meaning from new words based on their verb root.
  6. Describe basic differences between Arab culture and American and day-to-day details of life in the Middle East.

Program Outcomes
Analyze cultural perspectives and values of a multicultural world.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.

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