ARABIC 1, Elementary Arabic 1, 5 units
Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 6A Foreign Language • Prerequisite: None.
This course introduces basic vocabulary and the fundamentals of Modern Standard Arabic grammar, structure, pronunciation as well as reading, writing, and speaking. Using natural and audio-lingual approaches, the course prepares students to understand spoken Arabic, to hold simple conversations, read, and write short descriptive compositions in Arabic. Aspects of contemporary Arabic culture and Arabic history are covered as well.