Arabic 001: Elementary Arabic

This course is an introduction to basic Arabic.

Faculty

Units

5

Prerequisites

Quarters

Description

Students are expected to be part of an interactive and integrated presentation of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, including the alphabet and basic syntax. There is a focus on standard Arabic with basic skills in spoken Egyptian and/or one other colloquial dialect.

Course Placement: Students who have successfully completed, with a C- or better, Arabic 002 or 003 in the 10th or higher grade in high school may receive unit credit for this course on a P/NP grading basis only. Although a passing grade will be charged to the student's P/NP option, no petition is required. All other students will receive a letter grade unless a P/NP petition is filed. For more information, please directly contact Manar Al-Shatarat (mjalshatarat@ucdavis.edu) or the staff adviser, Amy Lowrey (allowrey@ucdavis.edu).

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture/Discussion - 5 hours.

Textbooks:

  • Kristen Brustad, et al., Al-Kitaab: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part One [3rd Edition]  (Georgetown University Press, 2011)
  • Kristen Brustad, et al., Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds [3rd Edition]  (Georgetown University Press, 2010)