Study Arabic at USC

Arabic is one of the most important languages in the world.

  • the official language of twenty-six countries

  • the first language of nearly 300 million native speakers

  • one of the six international languages of the United Nations

  • the language of the Qur’an and Muslim prayer, used by more than a billion people in worship

  • in the Middle Ages, the most widespread language of scholarship, philosophy, and science in the world

  • the living medium of a vibrant and constantly developing modern literature

Arabic provides opportunities for research and communication from NW Africa to Iraq and the Persian Gulf and beyond.

  • Arabic Courses Offered at USC

    ARAB 122: Arabic I
    ARAB 152: Arabic II
    ARAB 222: Arabic III
    ARAB 252: Arabic IV
    ARAB 300: Introduction to Translation
    ARAB 322: Advanced Arabic I
    ARAB 333: Colloquial Arabic: Regional Dialects
    ARAB 334: Media Arabic
    ARAB 352: Advanced Arabic II

Already speak some Arabic?

Want to be more fluent and more literate? We place heritage learners like you in our higher-level classes. To find out more, contact the Arabic language coordinator, Sozan Wali.

Fall 2016 Arabic Courses

ARAB 122: Arabic I

ARAB 152: Arabic II

ARAB 222: Arabic III

ARAB 252: Arabic IV

ARAB 322: Advanced Arabic I

ARAB 333: Colloquial Arabic: Levantine Colloquial

ARAB 334: Media Arabic

Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA)

USC is a member institution of the CASA Consortium. CASA offers advanced level training in Arabic language and culture to qualified American students at The American University in Cairo and Qasid Arabic Institute in Amman. For more information, please visit this website.

Middlebury Intensive Arabic Summer Program

Middlebury's intensive summer Arabic program will be offered June 10 - August 5, 2016. More information can be found here.

  • USC Middle East Studies Program
  • Taper Hall 449
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-4355