2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Arabic (ARI)

Linguistics

609 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1030
Ph: 716-645-2177
F: 716-645-3825
W: www.linguistics.buffalo.edu/programs/language
Jean-Pierre Koenig
Chair
Mitsuaki Shimojo
Director of Language Programs

The Learning Environment

Class size is limited for language courses in order to promote each student’s participation and interaction with the instructors as well as other students. The use of the target language is essential in class.

About Our Facilities

The Department of Linguistics is housed in Baldy Hall, and has several dedicated classrooms and meeting spaces. The department also holds classes in centrally scheduled space throughout the campus.

About Our Faculty

The faculty of the Linguistics department includes internationally known and respected scholars, with diverse backgrounds and interests. The Arabic courses are taught by an adjunct faculty.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit our department website for additional information about our faculty. 

Courses


  • ARI 101LEC Arabic First Year-First Semester
    Lecture

    Teaches basic speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing skills in Modern Standard Arabic. Gives students a good command of basic grammatical constructions and common expressions used in daily life, along with introductory knowledge about the Arab world's cultural diversity. ARI 101 is for true beginners, or students whose exposure to Arabic is limited.

    Credits: 5
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • ARI 102LEC Arabic First Year-Second Semester
    Lecture

    Teaches basic speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing skills in Modern Standard Arabic. Gives students a good command of basic grammatical constructions and common expressions used in daily life, along with introductory knowledge about the Arab world's cultural diversity. ARI 101 is for true beginners, or students whose exposure to Arabic is limited.

    Credits: 5
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: ARI 101 or equivalent
  • ARI 198SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The one credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps transition to UB through an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 198 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the UB seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • ARI 199SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • ARI 201LEC Arabic Second Year-First Semester
    Lecture

    Expands on language skills mastered in ARI 101 and ARI 102. Reviews both basic and complex grammatical and pronunciation patterns, and provides intensive vocabulary expansion through a variety of readings, as well as conversation and writing practice.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: ARI 102 or equivalent
  • ARI 202LEC Arabic Second Year-Second Semester
    Lecture

    Same as ARI 201.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: ARI 201 or equivalent
  • ARI 499TUT Independent Study
    Tutorial

    Supplements regular offerings of the department.

    Credits: 2 - 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Prerequisites: permission of instructor

Linguistics

609 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1030
Ph: 716-645-2177
F: 716-645-3825
W: www.linguistics.buffalo.edu/programs/language
Jean-Pierre Koenig
Chair
Mitsuaki Shimojo
Director of Language Programs
Published: June 23, 2017 10:19:40 AM