Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program
Elementary Arabic I
Course Section Day Time Room Credits Instructor
A100 3669 D 1010am-1100am SY003 4 Cr. Staff
A500 3676 D 1010am-1100am SY003 2 Cr. Staff
A100 3670 D 1115am-1205am SY022 4 Cr. Staff
A500 3677 D 1115am-1205am SY022 2 Cr. Staff
Course Description:
This course is an introduction to Arabic. Using a communicative/proficiency oriented approach, we will begin to learn how to speak, read, and write in Modern Standard Arabic. The course is designed for students with no knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. We will begin with the alphabet, then move gradually to learn various language skills.

Required Texts:
Brustad, Kristen, et al. Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds.
Brustad, Kristen, et al. Al-Kitaab: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part One.

Recommended Dictionary:
Wehr, Hans. A Dictionary of Modern Standard Arabic, ed. Milton Cowan (any edition).

Department of Near Eastern Languages
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Bloomington, IN-47405-7005
Phone: 812-855-5993