Since the sixth century, Arabic has evolved from classical to modern dialects with distinct variations across the Middle East, North Africa and the Horn of Africa. It’s the official language of 22 countries and an emerging force in a global economy.
The Arabic curriculum provides a well-rounded introduction to reading, writing and speaking one of the world’s most diverse languages. The following Arabic classes fulfill the University of San Francisco foreign language requirement:
ARAB 101 - First Semester Arabic (4)
This course introduces students to modern standard Arabic (MSA) and the diverse cultures of the Arab-speaking world. In addition to acquiring basic reading, writing and conversational skills, students will be introduced to Arabic grammar within a lively and communicative context. The course includes a mandatory one-hour weekly group conversation class with a tutor for nine weeks of the semester outside of the class meeting time.
ARAB 102 - Second Semester Arabic (4)
Building on Arabic 101, Arabic 102 reinforces and develops the students' acquired skills. The students will gain more confidence in Arabic conversation, as well as read, understand and write more advanced Arabic. The course includes a mandatory one-hour weekly group conversation class with a tutor for nine weeks of the semester outside of the class meeting time.
ARAB 201 - Third Semester Arabic (4)
For questions related to Arabic courses, please contact Professor Ahmed Bangura,