Program credit: 3 hrs each. Offered in Fall and Spring.
Develops reading and writing by integrating the two skills in one course and introducing a wide variety of modern Arabic texts to be used for reading and a basis for writing assignments. The course develops the students' reading comprehension, vocabulary acquisition and acquaints them with the style of the Arabic essay. It prepares the student for the more sophisticated course in advanced reading and writing. Each course meets five hours per week.