May 28, 2018  
USC Catalogue 2016-2017 
USC Catalogue 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Arabic Minor

The Arabic minor provides students with advanced competency in speaking, reading, writing and understanding the Arabic language. Advanced ability in Arabic can open many doors. Course work for this minor prepares students for various careers and graduate-level study.

Five courses (20 units) are required for the minor. All students must take ARAB 252 , ARAB 322  and ARAB 352 . For those students who do not already have ARAB 252  equivalent proficiency, ARAB 122 , ARAB 152  and ARAB 222  or their equivalent (which do not count toward the minor) must be completed before enrolling in ARAB 252 . For those with prior study of Arabic, a placement exam is offered by the USC Language Center to determine language level. If student proficiency surpasses the third-semester college level, the USC Language Center should be consulted about a higher-level proficiency exam. The remaining two courses (8 units) must be selected from the list of elective courses below.

Students are encouraged to study abroad. Prior approval by the department is required of all courses that are to be counted toward the minor. Equivalent courses from other universities will be assessed by the MESP Arabic language program coordinator.

Upper-Division Arabic Elective Courses

Two courses (8 units) from the following list must also be selected (or substitutes that are pre-approved by the MESP Arabic language program coordinator). The prerequisite for ARAB 300  is either ARAB 252  or ARAB 334 .