ARB 100. Elementary Arabic Discussion. 1 Credit Hour.


Corequisite: ARB 101 or ARB 102.
Components: DIS.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

ARB 101. Elementary Arabic I. 4 Credit Hours.

Fundamental grammatical principles; drill in pronunciation; simple reading and translation. Closed to native speakers.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

ARB 102. Elementary Arabic II. 4 Credit Hours.

Reading and translation; oral and written exercises. Closed to native speakers.
Prerequisite: ARB 101.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

ARB 201. ARB 201 - Intermediate ArabicI. 4 Credit Hours.

Continuation of ARB 102. Reading and translation; oral and written exercises. Closed to native speakers.
Prerequisite: ARB 102.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

ARB 202. Intermediate Arabic II. 3 Credit Hours.

Readings designed to integrate listening comprehension, speaking, reading, writing skills. Discussion of Arab society, history and culture. Closed to native speakers.
Prerequisite: ARB 201.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

ARB 203. Advanced Arabic. 3 Credit Hours.

5th semester course in Modern Standard Arabic, the Arabic used in almost all written communication and in formal speech throughout the Arab world. Continued development of all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) together with study of cultural aspects of the Arab world. Conducted in Arabic. Closed to students who graduated from a high school in which the primary language of instruction was Arabic.
Prerequisite: ARB 202.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

ARB 204. Arabic 204: Advanced Arabic II. 3 Credit Hours.

The sixth course of the Modern Standard Arabic sequence within the Arabic Studies Program. The three primary goals of the Arabic language sequence are: ( I) developing oral and written communicative abilities in Arabic; (2) understanding the rich culture of the Arabic-speaking world through engaging with texts and cultural artifacts; (3) studying and understanding the Arabic language, from grammar and spelling to writing with coherence, cohesion and accuracy.
Prerequisite: ARB 203.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

ARB 207. Arabic For Heritage Learners. 3 Credit Hours.

Arabic for Heritage Learners is a 200 level course specifically designed for students of Arab descent who fulfilled the equivalent of ARB 201. The course will hone students' ability in critical reading, writing, debate, and discussion of pertinent topics in Arab culture. The course material will focus on the history of Arab culture, literature, film, and music. By the end of the semester students will develop their ability in critical reading and writing in MSA.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

ARB 208. Arabic for Heritage Learners II. 3 Credit Hours.

Arabic 208 is combined with the sixth course of the Modern Standard Arabic sequence within the Arabic Studies Program. The three primary goals of the Arabic language sequence are: (l) developing oral and written communicative abilities in Arabic; (2) understanding the rich culture of the Arabic-speaking world through engaging with texts and cultural artifacts; (3) studying and understanding the Arabic language, from grammar and spelling to writing with coherence, cohesion and accuracy.
Prerequisite: ARB 202 or ARB 207.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

ARB 251. Levantine Colloquial Arabic I. 3 Credit Hours.

This course will enable students to converse in the colloquial Arabic dialects of the Levant (Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria). Development of communicative abilities in speaking and comprehension, as well as reading and writing (as used in social media, theater, etc.) of colloquial LevantineArabic. Closed to native speakers (students educated in schools where Arabic was the language of instruction); heritage learners at the beginning level may beaccommodated.
Prerequisite: ARB 201.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

ARB 300. Elementary Arabic Discussion. 1 Credit Hour.


Components: DIS.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

ARB 310. Topics In Arabic Literature And Culture In Translation. 3 Credit Hours.

Specific topics within the literature and cultures of the Arabic-speaking world, including literary, cinematic, and artistic representations of central themes or issues, and the cultural production of particular historical periods or national or immigrant groups, This course is taught in English and does not fulfill the CAS foreign language requirement. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.
Prerequisite: ENG 106. or ENG 107.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

ARB 312. Arab Cultures: A Cultural History Of The Arab World. 3 Credit Hours.

Study of the main points of Arab cultural history, from Pre-Islamic times to the period following European colonization with an emphasis on intellectual history and literary and visual arts. This course is taught in English and does not fulfill the CAS foreign language requirement.
Prerequisite: ENG 106. or ENG 107.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

ARB 315. Topics In Gender And Sexuality In Translation. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics in gender and sexuality in the context of the Arab world, through literary and/or cultural studies. This course is taught in English and does not fulfill the CAS foreign language requirement. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.
Prerequisite: ENG 106. or ENG 107.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

ARB 394. ARB 394 Internship. 1-3 Credit Hours.

The internship is intended to provide the student with an opportunity to apply analytical, interpretive, expressive, and creative skills developed in coursework.Internships ordinarily take place outside the University. They involve UM-faculty supervision as well as supervised on-site experience in an Arabic-speaking cultural, business, or not-for-profit organization. Student needs to fill out the internship application form. Normally 40 internship hours are required per credit earned (the host will supply documentary evidence of hours worked).
Components: PRA.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

ARB 410. Language And Power In The Arab World. 3 Credit Hours.

The multiple languages and linguistic registers present In the Arab world and, through materials from linguistics, anthropology, political science, music, art, and literature, leads them into an exploration of the main socio-linguistic features of Arabic and their broader cultural ramifications. This course is conducted In English. It does not fulfill the College of Arts & Sciences language requirement.
Prerequisite: ENG 106. or ENG 107.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

ARB 591. Directed Readings. 1-3 Credit Hours.

Directed readings (Independent study) in Arabic Studies.
Components: THI.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

ARB 625. Arabic for Graduate Students. 0 Credit Hours.

The Arabic language through a communicative approach implementing the use of new vocabulary and applied use of grammatical theories thereby advancing reading comprehension as well as writing skills. The main focus of this class is on communication in Arabic where we aim for maximum use of the language in the classroom. The instructor will strive to speak exclusively in Arabic during class, and students will be expected to do the same with their instructor and classmates
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

ARB 641. Elementary ARB I for Graduate Students. 0 Credit Hours.

Designed to develop graduate students' communicative abilities in speaking, reading, writing, and comprehending Arabic, as well as to provide an introduction to the Arabic-speaking world.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

ARB 642. Elementary ARB II for Graduate Students. 0 Credit Hours.

Continuation of ARB641. Designed to develop graduate students' communicative abilities in speaking, reading, writing, and comprehending Arabic, and continued study of the Arabic-speaking world.
Prerequisite: ARB 641.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

ARB 651. Intermediate ARB I for Graduate Research. 0 Credit Hours.

For graduate students with previous study of elementary-level Arabic. Designed to enhance graduate students' communication skills at the intermediate level. Intended principally for students who will carry out research in areas related to the Arabic-speaking world.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

ARB 652. Intermediate ARB II for Graduate Research. 0 Credit Hours.


Prerequisite: ARB 651.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

ARB 653. Advanced ARB I for Graduate Research. 0 Credit Hours.

Designed to enhance graduate students' communication skills in the Arabic language at the advanced-low level. Intended principally for students who will carry out research related to the Arabic-speaking world.
Prerequisite: ARB 651.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

ARB 654. Advanced ARB II for Graduate Research. 0 Credit Hours.

Designed to enhance graduate students' communication skills in the Arabic language at the advanced-intermediate level. Intended principally for students who will carry out research related to the Arabic-speaking world.
Prerequisite: ARB 653.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

ARB 657. INTERM ARB GRAD HERITAGE. 0 Credit Hours.

Designed to enhance graduate students’ communication skills in the Arabic language at the high-intermediate level. Intended principally for heritage learners who will carry out research related to the Arabic-speaking world.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

ARB 658. Advanced ARB for Graduate Heritage Learners. 1 Credit Hour.

Designed to enhance graduate students’ communication skill in the Arabic language at the advanced-low level. Intended principally for heritage learners who will carry out research related to the Arabic-speaking world.
Prerequisite: ARB 657.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

ARB 691. Directed Readings. 1-3 Credit Hours.

Directed readings (Independent study) in Arabic Studies.
Components: THI.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

ARB 692. Directed Readings. 1-3 Credit Hours.


Components: THI.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.