Arabic 2B

Subject 110-008 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Four hours of language classes per week
Total Time Commitment: .
Prerequisites: 110-006 Arabic 2A
Corequisites: Usually 110-232 Arabic in Context 1.
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: .


Dr Adrian Gully
Subject Overview:

This subject is a more detailed presentation of functions of the language; oral and aural practice; syntax and morphology; reading of texts and writing compositions. It also deals with some important cultural issues, including modern Arabic literary movements and ideas. On completion of this subject students should have acquired proficiency in basic idiomatic and conversational forms and ability to converse freely using these forms; written structures of moderate complexity and an ability to formulate such structures clearly and accurately; a grounding in commonly used grammatical structures of Arabic and an ability to apply them in speech and writing; the ability to interpret messages at an intermediate level of complexity; and familiarity with major cultural issues and modern literary movements and ideas in the 20th century in the Arab Middle East.

Assessment: Continuous homework assessment, best 8 pieces 15% (throughout the semester); an aural/oral examination of 10 mins15% (during the exam period); and a 3-hour written examination 70% (during the exam period).
Prescribed Texts: Modern Standard Arabic Intermediate: Book 2 (Saeed, Mayer and Raheem), MIALS
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Biomedicine
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Environments
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • acquire written communication skills through essay writing and seminar discussion;

  • show attention to detail through essay preparation and writing;

  • acquire time management and planning skills through managing and organising workloads for recommended reading, essay and assignment completion;

  • show public speaking skills through tutorial and seminar discussion and class presentations.


This subject is available at level one for the intermediate stream of Arabic. It is only available at level two for students who commenced the beginners stream of Arabic at level one.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts
Diploma in Modern Languages (Arabic Studies)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Arabic Studies)

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