ARAB 123 Arabic III • 5 Cr.
Continues ARAB 121. Prerequisite: ARAB 121 or permission of instructor.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Correctly use advanced Arabic grammar and words (gerund and verbal sentences, irregular verbs, conditional tense, verbal nouns, and the imperative).
- Comprehend and actively participate in complex conversations about daily life situations and basic intellectual topics (religion, politics, culture, etc.).
- Read Arabic material of limited complexity and carry out written transactions and simple correspondence connected to daily life; write notes, short letters, journals and compositions describing an event or personal experience.
- Correctly use more complex forms and grammatical structures of Modern Standard Arabic, including the imperative mood.
- Read and comprehend text without the diacritical marks using Kana and its sisters and Inna and its sisters to navigate the text.
- Correctly use the passive voice, negating verbs in both the present and the past tense, and negating nouns.
- Use the Arabic dictionary and explain how it differs from the English one.
- Spring 2015 (current quarter)