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  • ARB 101 - Introductory Arabic I
    This course is designed to help students with no knowledge of Arabic to begin developing functional communication abilities in all four language skills in Modern Standard Arabic. Using a variety of authentic materials, students will learn to create conversations based upon culturally authentic situations. By the end of this course, students will be able to read and write simple sentences and to talk about subjects related to family, studies, and social environment.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Liberal Studies: LL
    Consent: Departmental consent required
    Prerequisites: Placement test required (www.ryerson.ca/llc)
  • ARB 201 - Introductory Arabic II
    The course, which focuses on the acquisition of complex grammatical structures, expanding vocabulary, and discourse skills, develops functional communication abilities in all four language skills in Modern Standard Arabic. Topics will be presented using authentic materials. By the end of the course, students will be able to read, write, and translate longer passages in Arabic. Students will also be able to talk about subjects related to cultural environment, work, relationships, and general knowledge.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Liberal Studies: LL
    Prerequisites: ARB 101 or placement test required (www.ryerson.ca/llc)
  • ARB 301 - Intermediate Arabic I
    The course, which focuses on the acquisition of complex grammatical structures, expanding vocabulary, and discourse skills, develops functional communication abilities in all four language skills in Modern Standard Arabic. By the end of the course, students will be able to read, write, and translate longer passages in Arabic. Students will also be able to talk about subjects related to: cultural environment, work, relationships, general knowledge, geography, history, society and literature.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Liberal Studies: UL
    Prerequisites: ARB 201 or placement test required (www.ryerson.ca/llc
  • ARB 401 - Intermediate Arabic II
    The course, which focuses on the acquisition of complex grammatical structures, expanding vocabulary, and discourse skills, develops functional communication abilities in all four language skills in Modern Standard Arabic. Topics will be presented using authentic materials. By the end of the course, students will be able to read, write, and translate longer passages in Arabic and will also be able to talk about a variety of subjects related to culture, civilization, geography, history and literature.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Liberal Studies: UL
    Prerequisites: ARB 301 or placement test required (www.ryerson.ca/llc)
  • ARB 402 - Arabic Conversation and Pronunciation
    This intermediate course is intended to enhance oral proficiency by focusing on improving auditive comprehension and oral production; vocabulary, syntax, pronunciation and intonation. Analysis of audio-visual and written material such as TV news, films, plays, and production of video journals, role-play, discussions, and debates are the main language activities in and outside class. Although MSA is the language register in the course, comprehension of regional dialects is also addressed.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ARB 401 or placement test required (www.ryerson.ca/llc)
  • ARB 501 - Advanced Arabic I
    This course focuses on developing students' linguistic, communicative and intercultural skills in Modern Standard Arabic. Through a selection of short stories and excerpts from contemporary literary works, students develop advanced reading, writing, oral and listening skills. Cultural topics in this course include social issues dealing with identities, immigration, diasporic communities, gender relations, environment, and marriage, among others.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Liberal Studies: UL
    Prerequisites: ARB 401 or placement test required (www.ryerson.ca/llc)
  • ARB 601 - Advanced Arabic II
    This course focuses on further developing students? linguistic, communicative, intercultural and critical skills in Modern Standard Arabic. Through a selection of authentic material and literary texts, students continue to develop advanced reading, writing, oral and listening skills. Cultural topics in this course include contemporary national, international and global issues such as immigration, travel, national and religious celebrations, media and press, higher education and global requirements.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Liberal Studies: UL
    Prerequisites: ARB 501 or placement test required (www.ryerson.ca/llc)