Major Thesis - Arabic

Subject ARBC90001 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points:
Level: Research Higher Degree
Dates & Locations: This is a time-based subject, taught on campus at Parkville.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular meetings with the supervisor
Total Time Commitment: Total of 10 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Admission into the Masters of Arts in Arabic Language and Literature (Thesis).
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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Dr Christina Mayer


Dr Christina Mayer
Subject Overview:

A thesis of 30,000 words on a topic chosen by the student, in consultation with the supervisor.

  • have an ability to evaluate research and professional literature concerning Arabic.
  • have a capacity to articulate their findings and views in oral and written presentations.
  • have an advanced understanding of major issues and sensitivities regarding Arabic.
  • have a capacity to engage where appropriate with issues to do with Arabic, and
  • have an appreciation of the design, conduct and reporting of research.
Assessment: Thesis of 30,000 words
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    Breadth Options:

    This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

    Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
    Generic Skills:
    • develop an advanced level of knowledge in a chosen area of interest from within the broad field of Arabic studies which includes Arabic linguistics, modern or classical Arabic literature, Arabic curriculum design, language acquisition, program evaluation and Arab society and civilisation.
    • practically apply an appropriate methodological approach to investigating a topic in the field of Arabic studies.
    Notes: None.
    Related Course(s): Master of Arts in Arabic Language and Literature (Thesis)

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