101-102-103. Beginning Modern Standard Arabic I, II, & III
Introduction to the Arabic alphabet, pronunciation and a survey of grammar. Facility in speaking and understanding spoken Modern Standard Arabic is stressed. Readings emphasize contemporary life in Arabic-speaking countries. The 101-102 and 103-205 sequences are offered in alternate years.
205. Topics in Arabic Cultures
Continued development of linguistic and cultural competence in Arabic through intensive engagement with a cultural topic or theme or through interaction with native speakers. Prerequisite: ARA 103.