Arabic 4A

Subject ARBC20002 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 1, Parkville - 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 or regular meetings with the Supervisor
Total Time Commitment: 4 contact hours/week , 4.5 additional hours/week. Total of 8.5 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Arabic 3B or equivalent.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended Background Knowledge: None.
Non Allowed Subjects: None.
Core Participation Requirements: None.


Mr Yousef Alreemawi


Yousef Alreemawi

Subject Overview:

This subject is for students who have completed Arabic 3B or equivalent and want to continue Arabic at advanced level. Students read and translate selected texts in modern standard Arabic such as short stories, newspaper articles, essays, travel literature, biographies, novels, and short plays. This subject will develop skills such as: a refined use of idiomatic forms. a level of proficiency in written structures of sophisticated complexity and the capacity to command their use freely. and an independent style in written language use.

  • have developed a refined use of idiomatic and conversational forms and the capacity to use them freely.
  • have developed a level of proficiency in written structures of sophisticated complexity and the capacity to command their use freely.
  • have begun to develop an independent style in written language use.
  • have acquired some knowledge of the principles of analysis of Modern Arabic literary texts, and ability to apply them.
  • have developed an understanding of some of the issues in modern Arabic literature. and
  • have acquired an ability to translate Arabic texts of medium level difficulty.
  • acquire and understand information from a complex written culture.
  • express one"s own opinions and views using a communicative system which is not one"s own.
  • comment critically and sympathetically on cultural differences.
Assessment: Continuous homework assessment, best 8 pieces 15% (throughout the semester), continuous assessment (speaking) 20% (throughout the semester), an aural/oral examination of 15 mins 15% (during the exam period), and a 3-hour written examination 50% (during the exam period).
Prescribed Texts:
  • Standard Arabic (Dickins and Watson) Cambridge University Press 1999
Recommended Texts: None.
Breadth Options:

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

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 public speaking skills through tutorial and seminar discussion and class presentations.
  • acquire time management and planning skills through managing and organising workloads for recommended reading, essay and assignment completion.
Notes: This subject is available at level two for the post-VCE stream of Arabic. It is only available at level four for students admitted to the BA (Honours) in Arabic.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (Arabic Studies)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Arabic
Arabic Studies Major

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