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Basic Language Program (101-104)

Our Basic Language Program (ARAB 101, 102, 103, and 104) introduces students to the Arabic language and its related cultures.

Each course in the sequence is a 4-credit hour course that meets one hour a day, four days a week. Students in our courses learn to speak, read, write, and listen to modern Arabic. The things we learn in class provide a strong foundation for advanced classes and study abroad in Arabic-speaking countries.

The BLP is made up of a four course sequence. Not all courses are taught every semester.
course prerequisite semester offered
ARAB 101 – Elementary Arabic I placement Fall
ARAB 102 – Elementary Arabic II ARAB 101 or placement Spring
ARAB 103 – Intermediate Arabic I ARAB 102 or placement Fall
ARAB 104 – Intermediate Arabic II ARAB 103 or placement Spring

Students who pass Arabic 104 fulfill the LAS language requirement and are able to continue with 200-level courses.

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For more information on policies, placement, and course syllabi or for questions about Arabic at UIC, please contact the Arabic Basic Language Coordinator.

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