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The Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies offers different Arabic language classes in fall vs. spring. The classes available in fall 2023 are

  • ARAB 101, Elementary Arabic I
  • ARAB 203, Intermediate Arabic I
  • ARAB 305, Advanced Arabic I
  • ARAB 308, Arabic LAC: The Arab City: Past, Present, and Future (1 credit hour)
  • ARAB 407, Readings in Arabic I

In spring 2024, the Arabic course offerings will be

  • ARAB 102, Elementary Arabic II
  • ARAB 204, Intermediate Arabic II
  • ARAB 300, Arabic Grammar and Composition
  • ARAB 306, Advanced Arabic II
  • ARAB 408, Readings in Arabic II

For a complete listing of Arabic courses and course descriptions, consult

If you’re a beginner (no previous knowledge of Arabic), register for any section of ARAB 101. Note that this class will not be offered in spring semester.

If you have prior knowledge of Arabic and want to take Arabic, you must take a placement test. This is true for everyone, regardless of how you learned Arabic (in high school, at home, etc.) and regardless of any test credit or transfer credit you may have. The Arabic placement test is online and may be taken anytime; however, it is human-graded so you won’t receive the result immediately. You can find the online placement test here.

Note that different levels of Arabic are offered in fall and spring.  It’s possible you’ll have to wait until spring to continue studying Arabic if you place into a class only offered in spring.

If you have trouble getting into the Arabic class you want, please refer to the information and help in this registration FAQ:, or contact Lori Harris at