HDS 4345

Elementary Arabic

Dalia Abo-Haggar


Introduces students to the phonology and script of classical/modern standard Arabic and covers the basic morphology and syntax of the written language. Emphasis on the development of the four skills (reading, speaking, listening, and writing). Samples of modern (contemporary) and classical styles of writing introduced into basic syllabus, and audio-visual material from the contemporary Arabic media. Required textbooks: (1) Alif Baa (with multimedia), 2nd edition. (2) Al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya:, Part I, 2nd edition. Note: Not open to auditors. Cannot be taken pass/fail. Cannot divide for credit.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: No
Jointly offered as Arabic A

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1.00 credits
Full year course 2014-2015
Course times to be announced.
Course location to be announced.

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus None
MDiv Distribution Category/ies None
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) Basic language course