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Arabic (ARAB) Courses

Placement for Language Students

Note:  A placement test is required for students who have previous training and/or experience, but who have not taken a course in this language at Carleton.  For details, please consult carleton.ca/slals/modern-languages and follow the placement test instructions before registering.

Students who are found to be registered in an inappropriate level of the course will be deregistered following assessment by their instructor (and/or the Director of the School). It is crucial for students to complete the placement test in a manner that truly demonstrates their language proficiency.

Students should note that they cannot go backward in a sequence of levels in language courses.

ARAB 1110 [1.0 credit]
Intensive First-Year Arabic

For students with no knowledge of Arabic. Oral skills, reading and writing. Compulsory attendance.
Eight hours a week (one term).

ARAB 2110 [1.0 credit]
Intensive Second-Year Arabic

Further study of Arabic to reach a more advanced level of proficiency in a range of situations. Equal emphasis on oral and written language. Compulsory attendance.
Prerequisite(s): grade of C or higher in ARAB 1110 or permission of the School.
Eight hours a week (one term).

ARAB 3010 [0.5 credit]
Third-Year Arabic I

Further study of Arabic to reach a more advanced level, including the ability to handle authentic materials and primary texts required for academic studies. Compulsory attendance.
Prerequisite(s): grade of C or higher in ARAB 2110, or permission of the School.
Three hours a week.

ARAB 3015 [0.5 credit]
Arabic for Heritage Speakers

For students who have attained Arabic proficiency in an informal setting, this course provides an opportunity to build on their existing language skills and to develop them in a formal academic setting. The course will formalize grammar awareness and enhance Arabic literacy skills.
Precludes additional credit for 1000- and 2000-level Arabic courses, and for ARAB 3010.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School.
Three hours a week.

ARAB 3020 [0.5 credit]
Third-Year Arabic II

Continuation of third-year Arabic to reach a more advanced level, including the ability to handle authentic materials and primary texts required for academic studies. Compulsory attendance.
Prerequisite(s): grade of C or higher in ARAB 3010 or ARAB 3015, or permission of the School.
Three hours a week.

Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca