Course Syllabus

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Course Description and Prerequisites | Course Objectives | Course Requisite Technical Skills | Time Expectation | Textbooks and Materials | Course Grading | Course Policies | Student Rights & Responsibilities | Overview of Assignments | Taking Proctored Assessments Your Email Account | Student ResourcesAccommodation Policy and Statements | NOVA Online Policies and Procedures | Course Summary (Assignment Schedule and Critical Dates)

Course Title: ARA 102 - Beginning Arabic II (4 Credits)



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Course Description and Prerequisites


Course Objectives


Time Expectation


Course Requisite Technical Skills

In order to succeed in this online course, you must be comfortable working with technology. At a minimum, you must possess the following technical skills:

  • Ability to use the Internet in an effective and efficient manner, including installation and management of browser plug-ins and add-ons.
  • Basic knowledge about the operation of a computer, file management, and software installation.
  • Working knowledge of the Canvas learning management system.
  • Proficient searching the web for information
  • Able to download and print information from websites
  • Able to download, view, and/or print PDF files


Textbooks and Materials

Required Textbooks


Acquiring Textbooks and Course Materials


Course Grading

Your course grade will be determined by according to the following assignments and percentages.


Assignment Percentage of Grade






Exams 1 & 2 (proctored assessments) 20
Exam 3 (proctored assessment) 15

NOVA Online proctored or major assessments are required to maintain compliance with our accreditation standards and the Higher Education Act’s identity verification requirements for online courses. College-wide, proctored or major assessments must prove identity. To accomplish this in online courses, students must show overall passing levels on the proctored or major assessments in order to pass the course.

In this online course, if your average score on all proctored or major assessments is a passing percentage of 60 percent or higher, then your grade will be calculated according to the scale in the table below. Otherwise, a final grade of F will be assigned.

Your final grade will be based on the following scale.

Grade Percent
A 90-100
B 80-89
C 70-79
D 60-69
F 0-59


All online meetings are now optional and graded for extra points.  They are worth extra 2 percent of the final course grade.


Course Policies

Attendance Policy: 

NOVA Online's policy requires students to submit an assignment by a certain date so that you let us know that you are still interested.

First Assignment Due Date is: Feb 20. If you fail to turn in any item by Feb 20, you will be dropped from the class. 

Students are encouraged to meet with the faculty virtually at least once. However, students will not lose any grade if they wish not to participate in the meetings.


Grading Turnaround Time:

All completed assignments will be graded no later than seven days after the due date, and sooner when possible.


Late Work Policy: 

Please be aware that this course is designed in a way that allows you to learn materials one item/step at a time. I highly recommend that you do all the assignments on time. I understand that there are times when you need extra time to complete. You may turn in late work one week (7 days) after the due date. Thus, if the assignment is due on (3/1) late date is (3/8). Should you need more time, please contact me via email, and explain your reason. 

Quizzes: In order to do well on your exams, it is important that you complete the quizzes before the Exam. Doing your homework and taking the quizzes before the exam will help you in the Exam. However, I will accept Late Quizzes that are turned in by April 22.

Exams: You must take the exam on time. Students who need extra time must have reasonable excuses such as health issue, family emergency, or court order. 

At any time a student requests to take an exam after the due date, including Incomplete, the student will only be allowed to take the portion of the Exam and be graded on questions that are in Lockdown browser which are graded through automated systems. All other attachments or answers of questions that are required to be graded by the faculty will be given a zero. 

Class ends xx, but you must take the Final Exam before the end of that date. Testing Centers are not open, you will take the exam at home, via Zoom.


Incomplete Policy:

Withdraw from the Course


Student Rights & Responsibilities


Overview of Assignments


Taking Proctored Assessments



Your Email Account


Student Resources


Accommodation Policy and Statements


NOVA Online Policies and Procedures



Course Summary:

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