Arabic 5B

Subject ARBC30003 (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: Regular meetings with the supervisor
Total Time Commitment: 1 contact hours/week , 9 additional hours/week. Total of 8.5 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Completion of Arabic 4B or equivalent.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended Background Knowledge: None.
Non Allowed Subjects: None.
Core Participation Requirements: None.


Mr Yousef Alreemawi


Yousef Alreemawi

Subject Overview:

This is a reading subject for students who have completed Arabic 4B or equivalent. Readings will be selected in consultation with the student in the first week of the semester and should be completed in line with the guidelines provided to the student. Focus will be on one area of Arabic studies: linguistics. Students enrolling in this subject should be able to undertake a small-scale research project in Arabic linguistics and present the findings in a scholarly manner.

  • be able to undertake a small-scale research project in Arabic linguistics.
  • be able to present the findings in a scholarly manner.
  • acquire the skills to conduct analytical research on complex structures drawing both on detailed knowledge of content and on intellectual tools.
  • be able to communicate scholarly findings acquired through analytical research. and
  • be able to systematically evaluate complex cultural structures in an academic framework.
Assessment: An essay of 5000 words 100% (due at the end of semester).
Prescribed Texts:

Readings are selected in consultation with the student.

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 three 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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