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Course Descriptions

ARA 203 - Intermediate Arabic I

3 Credits

Continued study in Arabic for those with a firm foundation in elementary Arabic communication, written and oral. Grammar and vocabulary are continued at a higher level so that the student develops strong reading and writing skills in order to create complex sentences and short paragraphs. In this class, the student will attain oral and listening skills to successfully function in a variety of daily situations. Cultural topics are included in the study of grammar and structure. Memory and length of time since last studied are factors in successful placement.


New SUNY General Education: SUNY - World Languages

Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNY-FL - Foreign Language (SFRL)

MCC General Education: MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH), MCC-BCO - Speaking (MBCO), MCC-GLO - Global Understanding (MGLO)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Create correct sentences in Arabic using one or more of the following: present and future tenses, possessive pronouns, quantifiers, interrogative words and modal verbs.
2. Present an oral report in Arabic of the information contained in newspapers and other mass-market publications.
3. Communicate in correct Arabic about one or more of the following: educational background, family structure, occupation and profession, food and drink preferences, shelter and lodging, and services.
4. Answer questions concerning a specific reading passage.
5. Identify cultural traditions in Arabic-speaking countries associated with family, education, work and income, housing, restaurants and cafes, and transportation.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2024
Spring Semester 2024
Summer Session 2024