This is the first of a tw-course sequence of intermediate level in Arabic. The course continues building upon the linguistic foundations started in ARAB 111, and ARAB 112 and aims at further developing the four language skills through two graded levels: for the first half of the semester (the first 8 weeks), students will study topics that are centered around daily life activities. The second half of the semester takes students to a more advanced level with topics of general interest like the history and geography of the Arab world, education, etc. In addition, the course continues the practice of introducing Arab society, history, and culture. Students will also be reading longer passages (250-350 word), writing on the paragraph level, listening to longer texts, and producing longer conversations. Similar to its prerequiste ARAB 112, the course follows the same philosophi of integrating Modern Standard Arabic and Spoken Arabic. Overall, the course aims at improving students' linguistic knowledge from the Novice to the Intermediate Mid level, according to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines.