ARABIC 203 - Intensive Intermediate Arabic I and II
Summer 2020, Section 201
Instruction Mode: Section 201 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Arabic Studies (ARABIC)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies


Lang Req
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ARABIC 201 or 202.
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
ARABIC 102 (AAPTIS 102) with at least a C-.
Advisory Prerequisites:
ARABIC 102 or 103. Recommended for Arabic majors and those who need Arabic for academic and research purposes.
Lang Req:
This course is part of the Language Requirement sequence.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:


ARABIC 203 is an intensive course equivalent in content, objectives, requirements and credits to the non-intensive two semester sequence ARABIC 201-202. It continues the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through texts, and practice, focusing on the newly introduced vocabulary and grammatical structures. Use of Arabic is emphasized throughout the course. The goals for students who successfully complete this course are as follows: participate in simple conversations with educated Arabs about personal accommodation needs; elicit and supply biographical information and provide short description of people, places, and things; read, comprehend and translate short printed passages including news items, simple narratives and descriptions; and write notes and short personal letters to friends as well as short descriptions.

Course Requirements:

Regular class attendance and participation, quizzes, mid-term and a final examination including an oral component.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates concentrating in Arabic, or those who want to study Arabic for academic and research purposes.

Class Format:

M-F four hours per day during 8-week spring/summer term.


ARABIC 203 - Intensive Intermediate Arabic I and II
Schedule Listing
201 (REC)
MTuWThF 9:30AM - 1:30PM
Note: This course will meet June 1 - July 24. There is an application process. UM students taking this course for college-credit should email with a statement containing the student's full name, uniqname, ID number, language background (if any), and a brief explanation of what course s/he wishes to take and why. Students taking this course as program fee (not for credit) should visit the SLI website for the application: NOTE: This is an intensive language course taught in a half term. If you plan to take additional courses, please discuss with the instructor..

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