Missouri State University

Modern & Classical Languages (MCL)Department of Modern and Classical Languages

Arabic

Why study Arabic at Missouri State University?

  • Our well-educated, expert faculty provide you with a learning experience that can sharpen your speaking, writing and conversation skills in Arabic.
  • Smaller class sizes mean you get to know your teachers – many of whom hold PhDs – and can get focused, one-on-one attention from them.
  • Knowing Arabic can help you land exciting jobs in a variety of fields.
  • Studying Arabic will prepare you to pursue graduate studies.

Missouri State University offers the following courses in Arabic:

Arabic (ARB) courses

  • ARB 101 Elementary Arabic I

    Develop proficiency in the four communication skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. These skills are essential for effective communication in the target language. Credit by examination is available.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ARB 102 Elementary Arabic II

    Prerequisite: C or better in ARB 101.

    Develop additional proficiency in the four communication skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. These skills are essential for effective communication in the target language. Credit by examination is available.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ARB 201 Intermediate Arabic I

    Prerequisite: C or better in ARB 102.

    Systematic review, expansion, and synthesis of the four skill areas. This course will enhance communication skills by providing a thorough review of fundamentals of grammar through real-life language use, reading, and composition. Credit by examination is available.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ARB 202 Intermediate Arabic II

    Prerequisite: C or better in ARB 201.

    Continued development of the four skill areas through conversation, composition, and reading as a means to access culture. Credit by examination is available.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ARB 297 Special Topics in Arabic

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department head.

    Topics of selected interest in Arabic studies, including travel courses to Arabic-speaking countries. The specific subject matter and/or international component may vary according to resources and demand. Variable content course. May be repeated, as topics change, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ARB 305 Advanced Arabic Proficiency Skills

    Prerequisite: C or better in ARB 202.

    Readings and discussions in modern standard Arabic, continuing the method used in teaching ARB 201 and 202. Enhances communicative skills by providing intensive practice in reading, writing, listening, speaking and active control of grammar and vocabulary.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings