Arabic 2B

Subject 670-214 (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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Four hours per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: or equivalent.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
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:


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: A language laboratory class test 10% (at the end of semester), class test 20% (at the end of semester), a 15-minute aural/oral test 10% (at the end of semester), regular homework 10 % (the best 8 pieces of the semester) and a final 2-hour written examination 50% (during the examination period).
Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:Modern Standard Arabic Intermediate: Book 2 (Saeed, Mayer and Raheem), MIALS
Breadth Options: This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008.
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
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.

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