ARABIC 201 - Intermediate Arabic I
Fall 2022, Section 002
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Arabic Studies (ARABIC)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
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Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ARABIC 203.
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
ARABIC 102 or ARABIC 103 completed with a minimum grade of C- or better; or by assignment to ARABIC 201 by placement test.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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This is the first of a two-semester course of intermediate level Arabic. Students will learn to speak, read, write, and understand Arabic at the Intermediate Mid to Intermediate High level per ACTFL proficiency guidelines. By the end of ARABIC 201, students will be able to communicate in both MSA and a colloquial spoken dialect using full-length sentences about different personal subjects as they relate to daily life activities.

Class Format:

The University of Michigan's Arabic curriculum is a dual register curriculum in which students learn to speak and understand either the Egyptian dialect or the Levantine dialect (the dialect of Jordan, Syria, Palestine, and Lebanon) in addition to learning how to read, write, and understand Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Please see the notes on each section to learn what dialect that particular section will focus on and choose accordingly.


ARABIC 201 - Intermediate Arabic I
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
M 8:00AM - 10:00AM
W 8:30AM - 10:00AM
F 8:30AM - 10:00AM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
Note: Dialect focus: Levantine. Wednesdays remote.
002 (REC)
 In Person
M 10:00AM - 12:00PM
WF 10:00AM - 11:30AM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
Note: Dialect focus: Levantine
003 (REC)
M 11:00AM - 1:00PM
W 11:30AM - 1:00PM
F 11:30AM - 1:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
Note: Dialect focus: Levantine
004 (REC)
 In Person
MF 1:00PM - 2:30PM
W 1:00PM - 3:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
Note: Dialect focus: Levantine

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