Academic Catalogs

Arabic (ARAB)

ARAB C1805 Units (90 lecture hours)  
Elementary Arabic 1  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

ARAB C180 is an introductory course in Arabic. ARAB C180 introduces fundamental concepts of the standard, classical Arabic used as the lingua franca of some two dozen countries in the world. Comprehension of written and spoken Arabic will be emphasized, as will pronunciation and simple conversation. Study of the customs and cultures of the Arab peoples will enhance student's global awareness. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. UC Credit Limitations: ARAB C180A and ARAB C180B are equivalent to ARAB C180.

ARAB C180A2.5 Units (45 lecture hours)  
Elementary Arabic 1A  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

ARAB C180A is an introductory course in Arabic. ARAB C180A introduces fundamental concepts of the standard, classical Arabic used as the lingua franca of some two dozen countries in the world. Comprehension of written and spoken Arabic will be emphasized, as will pronunciation and simple conversation. Study of the customs and cultures of the Arab peoples will enhance students' global awareness. ARAB C180A is equivalent to the first half of ARAB C180. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. UC Credit Limitations: ARAB C180A and ARAB C180B are equivalent to ARAB C180.

ARAB C180B2.5 Units (45 lecture hours)  
Elementary Arabic 1B  
Prerequisite(s): ARAB C180A with a grade of C or better.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

ARAB C180B is a continuation of ARAB C180A. ARAB C180B enhances beginning-level skills in reading, writing, speaking and understanding classical/literary Arabic. Grammatical and vocabulary patterns will be emphasized, together with listening and speaking practice. ARAB C180B is equivalent to the second half of ARAB C180. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. UC Credit Limitations: ARAB C180A and ARAB C180B are equivalent to ARAB C180.

ARAB C1823 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Conversational Arabic  
Prerequisite(s): ARAB C180 or C180B with a grade of C or better.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Conversational course emphasizing pronunciation, production, and comprehension of spoken standard Arabic, augmented by structures unique to colloquial dialects such as Lebanese, Egyptian, Gulf, etc. and taught within the dynamic cultural context of the language of a major world civilization with contemporary influence and interest. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

ARAB C1855 Units (90 lecture hours)  
Elementary Arabic 2  
Prerequisite(s): ARAB C180 or C180B with a grade of C or better.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Advanced beginning course continuing ARAB C180 or C180B, emphasizing listening and reading comprehension, grammar, oral production, and writing skills in elementary standard classical/literary Arabic and introducing features of the life and culture associated with Arabic language and inherent in Arabic-speaking countries, including discussions of the cultural origins of linguistic expression and studies of systems of cultural transmission through the arts, sciences, and religion. Correspondence, popular media, and literary selections will be discussed, and the philosophical bases of Arabic cultures surveyed. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. UC Credit Limitations: ARAB C185A and ARAB C185B are equivalent to ARAB C185.

ARAB C185A2.5 Units (45 lecture hours)  
Elementary Arabic 2A  
Prerequisite(s): ARAB C180 or C180B with a grade of C or better.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Second-year continuation of elementary classical Arabic. Enhances elementary skills in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding classical/literary Arabic and presents social and geographical dialects. Strengthens reading and writing skills through correspondence, popular media, study of the arts, religion, and literature. Includes extensive practice in conversation and discussion of culture. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. UC Credit Limitations: ARAB C185A and ARAB C185B are equivalent to ARAB C185.

ARAB C185B2.5 Units (45 lecture hours)  
Elementary Arabic 2B  
Prerequisite(s): ARAB C185A with a grade of C or better.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Continuation of ARAB C185A. ARAB C185B continues to develop skills in reading, writing, and speaking literary (classical) Arabic. Basic grammar and vocabulary learned in first-year Arabic will be enhanced and listening and speaking opportunities provided. Further practice and review will be encouraged with audiotapes and special readings. Listening assignments may be made. Short compositions, expository writings, and themed writings will be assigned. ARAB C185B is equivalent to the second half of ARAB C185. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. UC Credit Limitations: ARAB C185A and ARAB C185B are equivalent to ARAB C185.

ARAB C280A2 Units (36 lecture hours)  
Intermediate Arabic 1A  
Prerequisite(s): ARAB C185, C185B with a grade of C or better.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Intermediate course in Modern Standard Arabic which stresses reading, writing, listening and speaking as well as expanding cultural awareness of Arab speakers worldwide. ARAB C280A and C280B equal ARAB C280. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. (Must be taken with C280B for UC credit.)

ARAB C280B2 Units (36 lecture hours)  
Intermediate Arabic 1B  
Prerequisite(s): ARAB C280A with a grade of C or better.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Continuing intermediate course in Modern Standard Arabic which stresses reading, writing, listening and speaking as well as expanding cultural awareness of Arab speakers worldwide. ARAB C280A and C280B equal ARAB C280. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. (Must be taken with C280A for UC credit.)

ARAB C285A2 Units (36 lecture hours)  
Intermediate Arabic 2A  
Prerequisite(s): ARAB C280, C280B with a grade of C or better.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Advanced/Intermediate course in Modern Standard Arabic which stresses reading, writing, listening, and speaking and expands upon students' knowledge of grammar and morphology as well as expanding cultural awareness of the Arab world. ARAB C285A and C285B equal ARAB C285. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. (Must be taken with C285B for UC credit.)

ARAB C285B2 Units (36 lecture hours)  
Intermediate Arabic 2B  
Prerequisite(s): ARAB C285A with a grade of C or better.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Advanced/Intermediate course in Modern Standard Arabic which stresses reading, writing, listening, and speaking and expands upon students' knowledge of grammar and morphology as well as expanding cultural awareness of the Arab world. ARAB C285A and C285B equal ARAB C285. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. (Must be taken with C285A for UC credit.)