Arabic Courses @ University of Houston

1501: Beginning Arabic I
Cr.5.(5-0) Restricted to nonnative speakers of Arabic. Introduction to modern spoken and written Arabic. Listening comprehension, oral communication, reading and writing.

1502: Beginning Arabic II
Cr.5 (5-0). Prerequisite: successful completion of ARAB 1501 with a minimum grade of C- in the twelve months immediately prior to enrollment or by placement exam immediately prior to enrollment. Expansion of the listening and oral skills previously acquired. Listening comprehension, oral communcation, reading and writing.

2301: Intermediate Arabic I
Cr.3. (3-0). Prerequisite:succesful completion or ARAB 1502 with a minimum grade of C- in the twelve months immediately prior to enrollment or by placement exam immediately prior to enrollment. Expansion of the listening and oral skills previously acquired. Listening comprehension, oral communcation, reading and writing.

2302: Intermediate Arabic II
Cr.3. (3-0). Prerequisite: successful completion of ARAB 2301 with a minimum grade of C- in the twelve months immediately prior to enrollment or by placement exam immediately prior to enrollment. Listening comprehension, oral communication, reading and writing.

2307: Arabic for Native Speakers
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: placement by examination. Designed for Arab-American and other students from an Arabic-speaking background. Emphasis on basic skills in reading, spelling, and composition.

2308: Arabic for Native Speakers II
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: ARAB 2307 or placement by examination. Designed for Arab-American and other students from an Arabic-speaking background. Continued development of basic skills in reading, spelling, and composition.

3301: Advanced Modern Standard Arabic I
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: ARAB 2302 or 2308 or placement by examination. Readings of Arabic materials, including poems, short stories, plays, and newspaper articles dealing with social, political, and cultural issues, and the development of writing skills through free composition exercises.

3302: Advanced Modern Standard Arabic II
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: ARAB 3301 or placement by examination. Advanced readings of Arabic materials, including poems, short stories, plays, and newspaper articles dealing with social, political, and cultural issues, and continued development of writing skills through free composition exercises.

3303: Qur'anic and Classical Arabic
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: ARAB 3302, or placement by examination, or consent of instructor. Readings and analysis of the Qur'an and Hadith (Sayings of the Prophet).

3304: Oral Communication in Arabic
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: ARAB 2302 or consent of instructor. Intensive oral practice in small and large group contexts for non-native speakers.

3312: Introduction to Arabic Literature in Translation
Cr. 3. (3-0). Arabic literary culture from the earliest recorded sources to the present; essentials of the history and culture of the Arabs.

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