Colgate University

First-Year Course Offerings — Fall 2022

ARAB 121   Elementary Arabic I
DistributionHuman Thought and Expression
Core AreaNone
FormerlyMIST 121

Offers elementary training in the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing through intensive training in the phonology and script of Modern Standard Arabic and its basic vocabulary and fundamental structure. There is a focus on simple interactive communicative tasks involving the professor and students, and students among themselves. Basic grammar is taught through reading, writing, and speaking drills in conjunction with the formal exercises in the text. This training is supplemented with simple lessons on interpersonal transactions and cultural contexts.