Arabic 1B

Subject 110-172 (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: 110-170 Arabic 1A or equivalent.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: .


Dr A S Abdullah
Subject Overview:

This subject forms a thorough introduction to spoken and written Arabic language and culture for students with some knowledge of Arabic. On completion of the subject students will have acquired a clear spoken facility at a basic level in Modern Standard Arabic; the ability to read and understand a variety of Arabic texts within a vocabulary range of 500-1000 most commonly used words; basic grammatical structures of Arabic language, and attained the capacity to apply them in speech and writing; have the ability to write simple letters to friends, and make journal entries relating to everyday activities; and a familiarity with a number of important Arab cultural habits and traditions.

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 Beginners: 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;

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


Formerly available as 110-004. Students who have completed 110-004 are not eligible to enrol in this subject. Available at 1st-year for Beginners stream students.

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

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