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Choosing the right course

Carefully designed Course Sequences

The MENA Languages Program has carefully designed its courses to ensure optimal learning. It is important that students pay attention to course sequences and prerequisites listed for each course before signing up for a particular course. If you have taken a course on the 300-level such as for example Arabic 316, you will not get credit for taking a 200-level course.

Transfer students and study abroad students need to see the Director of MENA Languages before enrolling in any MENA course. We want to make sure that you are not duplicating previous work for which you will not get course credit. We also want to make sure that you have fulfilled the Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement and there are no surprises at the end of your studies.

We do not offer Independent Studies (399)

At this point, the program does not offers Independent Study courses except in very special circumstances. Our instructors are teaching a variety of courses each quarter and students are encouraged to sign up for those courses. You are always welcome to get advice from instructors during their office hours. 

No "Pass/No Pass" Options

In compliance with the rules in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, students who study either Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, or Persian to fulfill their Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement must take all six quarters of first-year and second-year language for a grade and they must receive at least a C- to continue studying the language.