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Undergraduate Programs

Arabic

Knowledge of Arabic as a language is a highly recommended skill in today’s global culture. Gain basic written and conversational language skills in Arabic at North Park, and begin practicing it in the the wonderful restaurants, grocery stores, and shops in our neighborhood, as well as with your fellow North Park students in the Middle Eastern Student Association (MESA).

Why North Park?

Offering an academic Arabic language minor with diverse approaches to experiential learning and an ecumenical Christian perspective, North Park seeks to foster understanding and reconciliation among people of different backgrounds through firsthand learning. You’ll have the opportunity to build relationships with students, staff, and faculty from the Middle East, and participate in cross-cultural dialogue on campus and throughout the city of Chicago. Our Arabic students from all backgrounds are active in the Middle Eastern Student Association, which adds additional co- and extracurricular options for the whole campus.

Minor Requirements

To meet the requirements for this minor, students must complete 20 semester hours of coursework in Arabic language and topics, through the courses listed below.

This minor is not a standalone program; students must complete a full undergraduate major at North Park in order to graduate from the University.

Courses

Academic Catalog

Click on the links below for course descriptions of all Arabic courses.

This course is designed for students with little or no previous experience with the Arabic language and will introduce the basic elements of modern standard colloquial Arabic through written and oral usage. Emphasis will be placed upon sound recognition, keys to listening, writing, and building a basic vocabulary selected from ordinary situations in everyday life. A significant cultural component of the course will introduce students to general concepts of life in the Arab world including field trips to Arab neighborhoods in Chicago. No credit for ARAB 1010 will be granted to students who have completed more than two years of high school Arabic within the last five years.

This course is designed for students with little or no previous experience with the Arabic language and will introduce the basic elements of modern standard colloquial Arabic through written and oral usage. Emphasis will be placed upon sound recognition, keys to listening, writing, and building a basic vocabulary selected from ordinary situations in everyday life. A significant cultural component of the course will introduce students to general concepts of life in the Arab world including field trips to Arab neighborhoods in Chicago.

This course builds upon the basic foundation of Arabic grammar, conversation, and vocabulary through written, oral, and experiential usage. The Arabic vocabulary will be expanded as students are introduced to topics of increasing depth and complexity in a variety of concrete life situations. Reading selections will be provided from literature (including the Arabic Bible and Quran), culture, and the media. Students will thereby be enabled to expand their oral and reading skills.

Continuation of ARAB 2010 that builds upon the basic foundation of Arabic grammar, conversation, and vocabulary through written, oral, and experiential usage. The Arabic vocabulary will be expanded as students are introduced to topics of increasing depth and complexity in a variety of concrete life situations. Reading selections will be provided from literature (including the Arabic Bible and Quran), culture, and the media. Students will thereby be enabled to expand their oral and reading skills.

This course allows students to build upon previous studies of Arabic grammar, conversation, and vocabulary through written, oral, and experiential usage.