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This is the first course in the year-long Beginning Arabic sequence. It will help you establish a foundation of communicative competence and understanding of the Arabic language and culture. The course adopts an integrated-skills approach with a focus on “formal Arabic” (or so-called Modern Standard Arabic), the language of formal writing and speech in Arab countries, while simultaneously familiarizing you with one variety of spoken Arabic. The course focuses on day-to-day situations and familiar topics.
Format: seminar; In Fall 2020, this course will be remote with some aspects of in-person training when applicable.
Grading: no pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
tests, daily homework, active class participation, a skit, a culture portfolio, and engagement in a variety of co-curricular activities
students considering a major in Arabic Studies
students registered for ARAB 101 and 102 are required to attend and pass the sustaining program during the Winter Study period; credit is granted only if both semesters (ARAB 101 and 102) are taken