Arabic in Context 2

Subject ARBC30001 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, 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: 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: None.


Dr Abdul 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.

Recommended Texts: None.
Breadth Options:

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

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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.
Notes: None.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (Arabic Studies)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Arabic
Arabic Studies Major

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