Introduction to Arabic for students with no prior exposure. Following this class, students will be able to perform in specific situations at the Novice level on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency scale. All five modes of communication are addressed (interpersonal, presentational speaking, presentational writing, interpretive reading, and interpretive listening). Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and an Arabic dialect are taught using an integrated approach. Students will also develop their understanding of Arabic-speaking cultures.