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College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Arabic

Note: The Arabic program at UTSA has been temporarily suspended.  No courses are being offered at this time.

 

 

Why Study Arabic?

Arabic has been designated by the US as a critical language, meaning there is a large demand for language professionals in both languages but the supply of professionals is far too less. Arabic is the official language of over 20 countries with more than 300 million native speakers, yet relatively few Westerners can speak it. Arabic is an advantage in many careers such as journalism, business and industry, education, finance and banking, translation and interpretation, consulting, foreign service, law enforcement, and many others.

 

Where is Arabic Spoken?

Countries in the Middle Eastern Asian or the Gulf Region and in Northern Africa.

Arabic courses offered at UTSA

ARA 1014  Elementary Arabic I (3-2) 4 hours credit.
Fundamentals of Arabic offering the opportunity to develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Introduction to Arabic culture.  Not for native speakers, department approval required.

ARA 1024  Elementary Arabic II (3-2) 4 hours credit.

Prerequisite: ARA 1014, an equivalent, or an appropriate placement test score.
Fundamentals of Arabic offering the opportunity to further develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Further exposure to Arabic culture.  Not for native speakers, department approval required.

ARA 2013  Intermediate Arabic I  (3-1) 3 hours credit.

Prerequisite: ARA 1024, an equivalent, or an appropriate placement test score.
Continued opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Continued exposure to Arabic culture.

ARA 2023  Intermediate Arabic II (3-1) 3 hours credit.

Prerequisite: ARA 2013, an equivalent, or an appropriate placement test score.
Continued opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Continued exposure to Arabic culture.