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Arabic 003: Elementary Arabic

Continues introduction to basic Arabic from courses 001 and 002.
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Manar al-Shatarat (, Shayma Hassouna ( or Ahmed Muhamed (




Arabic 002 or consent of section instructor, Manar al-Shatarat (, Shayma Hassouna ( or Ahmed Muhamed (



Interactive and integrated presentation of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, including syntax. Focus on standard Arabic with limited use of spoken Egyptian and/or one other colloquial dialect.

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

Format: Lecture/Discussion - 5 hours.


  • Kristen Brustad, et al., Al-Kitaab: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part One [3rd Edition]  (Georgetown University Press, 2011)