Arabic in Context 2

Subject 110-333 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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: A 2.5-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: Total of 8.5 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Arabic 3A or equivalent
Corequisites: Arabic 3B
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 Abdul Samad Abdullah


Dr Abdul-Samad Abdullah

Subject Overview: This subject aims to cultivate understanding of Arabic language in use, and equip students with sound communicative skills. We will consider key features of Arabic discourse such as politeness, gender, regional and social peculiarities. Students will engage in activities to enhance their sociocultural and pragmatic competence in Arabic to allow fuller participation in Arab society. Students will also learn to analyse written, online and face-to-face communication in a variety of social contexts, using a number of discourse analytic approaches.
  • cultivate understanding of Arabic language in use;
  • be quipped with sound communicative skills;
  • be introduced to key features of Arabic discourse;
  • have further enhanced socio-cultural and pragmatic competence in Arabic.
Assessment: Homework/continuous assessment (best 8 pieces) 15% (throughout the semester), class participation/presentation 15% (ongoing), a 15-minute aural/oral test 20% (due week 6) and a 30 minute aural.oral test 50% (during the examination period).
Prescribed Texts: Materials supplied by the Institute.
Breadth Options:

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Generic Skills:
  • Combine the constant revision of foundational knowledge with the acquisition of new information to produce more complex patterns of expression;
  • integrate active self-expression with conformity to rules and norms of communication;
  • use knowledge acquired at university in practical cross-cultural encounters.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (Arabic Studies)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Arabic
Arabic Studies Major

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