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
lab is required.
Many colleges and universities offer baccalaureate degrees in this field. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university need to know which courses completed at Santa Monica College will be accepted at the specific college/university. Please consult a Counselor. SMC has transfer articulation agreements with the many UC and CSU campuses, as well as many private and out-of-state institutions.
Degrees and Certificates
Currently, there are no degrees or certificates offered in this discipline at Santa Monica College. Most students should plan to transfer to a four-year institution to continue their education toward a degree in this discipline. Transferring students who wish to qualify for an Associate degree before leaving Santa Monica College should discuss their plans with a Counselor before selecting classes.