Department of Romance Languages & Literatures
University of Cincinnati
712 Old Chem
PO Box 210377
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0377
Ph: (513) 556-1950
Fax: (513) 556-2577
The College of Arts & Sciences requires students to complete either a 10 semester hour credit sequence (one year), or a 12 semester hour credit sequence (two years). All incoming students should be placed in language courses according to previous language study. Students with fewer than two years of high school language will be placed in the 1011 or 1001 level. Those who have studied Arabic for two or more years will be placed in the 1002 level.
The Department of Romance Languages offers only one sequence in basic Literary Arabic:
Basic Arabic 1001-1002: 5 credits each
The class meets five days per week. Instruction emphasizes oral and written communication in Arabic through activities in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students must participate every day in class, since part of their evaluation is based on how they collaborate in Arabic in small groups. The curriculum includes authentic aural, written and video input. Class is conducted in Arabic. Attendance is required.
Intermediate Literary Arabic 2001-2002: 5 credits each
Curriculum includes vocabulary enrichment, process writing, conversation, grammar review, and reading. Prerequisite: Arabic 103 (quarter) or Arabic 1002 (semester) or permission of instructor. Attendance is required.
Should a basic level class be closed, nothing can be done until the first week of classes. The instructor does not make decisions about petitioning a class. All decisions are made by the coordinator. Students who wish to petition a closed class must follow these steps:
For more information about the Basic Language Program, please contact the Coordinator of Basic Arabic.