Postgraduate Diploma in Arts(Arabic)

Course 095-AR (2008)

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Year and Campus: 2008
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


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Course Overview:

The postgraduate diploma allows students to undertake a research project in a specialist field of study. Students will gain considerable knowledge in an area of Arabic studies and engage in critical assessment of the major theoretical claims of the discipline. The course provides a pathway to higher degree research for students who have not completed a four year BA (Honours) with a research component in Arabic studies.

Course coordinator:
Dr Abdul Samad Abdullah
Asia Institute


Students completing the Postgraduate Diploma should understand:

  • the development of modern Arabic literature in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries;
  • key issues in modern Arabic literary criticism;
  • the impact of the West on developments in literature, literary criticism and thought;
  • methodologies of research in Arabic studies;
  • how to design and write a preparatory research dissertation on an Arabic studies topic.
Course Structure & Available Subjects: • Thesis 12,000 words (37.5 points)
• One compulsory subject (12.5 points)
• Two language subjects (25 points)
• Two electives subjects (25 points)

Total 100 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.
Subject Options: A thesis subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Compulsory subject
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Language subjects
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Elective subjects
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Any fourth year elective from the National Centre of Excellence in Islamic Studies
Entry Requirements: 1. The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant’s ability to pursue successfully the course using the following criterion –

• an undergraduate degree with a major in Arabic (100 credit points) or a cognate discipline with a grade average of at least H2B 70% in the major, or equivalent;

2. The Selection Committee may conduct interviews or tests and may call for referee reports and employer references to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None
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