Arabic (ARAB)

Subject-area course lists indicate courses currently active for offering at the University of Louisville. Not all courses are scheduled in any given academic term. For class offerings in a specific semester, refer to the Schedule of Classes.

500-level courses generally are included in both the undergraduate- and graduate-level course listings; however, specific course/section offerings may vary between semesters. Students are responsible for ensuring that they enroll in courses that are applicable to their particular academic programs.

Course Fees

Some courses may carry fees beyond the standard tuition costs to cover additional support or materials. Program-, subject- and course-specific fee information can be found on the Office of the Bursar website.


ARAB 121. Basic Arabic I4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Beginning course in Modern Standard Arabic that introduces sound and writing systems and certain morphological and syntactic features. Emphasis on reading, speaking, listening and writing skills.

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ARAB 122. Basic Arabic II4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): ARAB 121, placement, or permission of instructor.

Description: Second course in Modern Standard Arabic with continuing emphasis on listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, and vocabulary acquisition.

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ARAB 123. Basic Arabic III4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): ARAB 122, or permission of instructor, or placement.

Description: Third course in Modern Standard Arabic that continues emphasizing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills with advanced study of grammar.

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ARAB 200. Study Abroad1-15 Units

Description: Participation in a University of Louisville study abroad program or another program undertaken with prior approval of the Department. Credit is awarded with proof of successful completion.

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ARAB 201. Intermediate Arabic I3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): ARAB 123, or equivalent.

Description: To develop communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Insight into Arabic language and culture.

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ARAB 202. Intermediate Arabic II3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): ARAB 201, or equivalent.

Description: Continued work on communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Insight into Arabic language and culture.

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ARAB 300. Study Abroad1-15 Units

Description: Participation in a University of Louisville study abroad program or another program undertaken with prior approval of the Department. Credit is awarded with proof of successful completion.

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ARAB 321. Arabic Conversation: Communication in Cultural Content3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): ARAB 201, or instructor consent.

Description: The goal of this class is to increase communicative proficiency in modern standard Arabic in a variety of situations through the use of everyday scenarios and functional vocabulary.

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ARAB 322. Advanced Writing Techniques in Modern Standard Arabic3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): ARAB 201, or instructor consent.

Description: The focus is on writing essays using transitional devices and complex sentence structure with a more advanced level of grammar and idiomatic expressions than intermediate ARAB 201.

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ARAB 323. Understanding Journalistic Arabic: Reading and Listening to Arab Media3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of ARAB 201, or instructor consent.

Description: This course is designed to increase written and aural proficiency with Journalistic Arabic. It is intended for those students who have completed ARAB 201 and have a strong command of basic structures and vocabulary in Modern Standard Arabic.

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