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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Arabic courses taught at USC

Below, you will find a list of the most commonly taught Arabic courses at USC and their respective prerequisites.

ARAB 121 - Elementary Arabic

Grammar and practical vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills.

 This course is restricted to those students who meet any of the following requirements.
•  Never previously studied Arabic
•  Not studied Arabic within the past five years
•  Scored an A1 on the USC Arabic placement exam


ARAB 122
- Basic Proficiency in Arabic

Practice and further development of essential listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills.

This course is restricted to those students who meet any of the following requirements.
•  Successfully completed ARAB121
•  Scored a 4 on the Higher-Level IB Arabic exam
•  Scored an A2 on the USC Arabic placement exam


ARAB
201 - Intermediate Arabic I

Continuation of reading, writing, and speaking Arabic.

This course is restricted to those students who meet any of the following requirements.
•  Successfully completed ARAB122
•  Scored a A3 on the USC Arabic placement exam
 

ARAB 202 - Intermediate Arabic II

Increased emphasis on reading and writing skills in Arabic.

This course is restricted to those students who meet the following requiremens.
•  Successfully completed ARAB201

 
ARAB 301 - Advanced Arabic Language I

This course builds on grammar and vocabulary by reading and listening to authentic Arabic materials. By semester’s end, the student will be able to write in detail and comprehend and use advanced vocabulary grammar and syntax in all forms of expression.

This course is restricted to those students who meet any of the following requirements.
•  Successfully completed ARAB202
•  Scored a A4 on the USC Arabic placement exam
 

ARAB 302 - Advanced Arabic II

This course is a continuation of ARAB 301 and builds on grammar and vocabulary by reading and listening to authentic Arabic materials. By semester’s end, the student will be able to write in detail and comprehend and use advanced vocabulary grammar and syntax.

This course is restricted to those students who meet the following requirement.
•  Successfully completed ARAB301