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Intermediate Arabic 1 (ARAB 2000)

Total Credits: 5
Lecture Credits: 5

Description: This course is a continuation of Arabic 1000 & 1100. You will advance your writing, conversation and comprehension skills in Arabic to a higher level of competency. In addition, as an intermediate Arabic student, you will improve your ability to create independent sentences, while reading authentic Arabic texts. You will also deepen your understanding of the cultural differences among various Arabic-speaking countries.

Topical Outline:
1. Further development of four language skills (listening, speaking, writing, and reading) through context-based approach
2. Shopping and Food in the Arabic-speaking world
3. Daily Routines in the Arabic-speaking world
4. Occupations and Professions in the Arabic-speaking world
5. Arabic language music, literature, art, cinema, and other cultural media
6. Overview of Arab cultural norms, traditions, and productions

Learning Outcomes:
1. Obtain a command of daily, colloquial Arabic words
2. Understand more advanced grammar of the notoriously complex Arabic language structures
3. Read more advanced written materials in Arabic
4. Asking and answering more complex discussion questions
5. Increase familiarity with styles of Arabic
6. Initiate conversation, ask basic information and be aware of the cultural aspects of social interaction

Prerequisites:  ARAB 1100 or Equivalent

MnTC: Goal 8