Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two 2-hour language seminars per week |
Total Time Commitment:
4 contact hours, plus 6 additional hours. 120 hours per semester, including class time.
Students must have completed ARBC10002 Arabic 4 or equivalent to be eligible to enrol in this subject.
New students will have their appropriate entry point determined by the Arabic Program, based on evidence of prior learning and/or results of a placement test. Placement test information available here.
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|Non Allowed Subjects:||
Students who have successfully completed ARBC10003/ARBC20006/ARBC30004 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
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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: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Dr Christina Mayer
This subject offers students the opportunity to learn, internalise and activate more sophisticated aspects of Arabic morphology and syntax and to develop a deeper analytical understanding of the language. This will be achieved through interacting with a variety of written and spoken texts ranging from travellers’ accounts to modern literary prose and poetry, from biographical pieces to interviews and short lectures. These will allow students to further their understanding of the history of the Middle East, Islam and Muslim society, as well as modern social trends and movements emerging in the region. Conversations and discussions will provide opportunities to express one’s own opinions and feelings on topics of cultural, social and political nature. Written expression will be developed through the preparation of resumes, summaries, complex narratives, descriptive, informative and evaluative pieces, and students will be able to engage in the creative process of producing imaginative writing of their own.
On completion of this subject, students will:
Continuous homework assessment (best 8 pieces of written assignments, throughout the semester) 15%, one piece of informative or imaginative writing of 500 words (during the middle of semester) 10%, continuous oral assessment (throughout the semester) 15%, a 1-hour mid-semester written test (during the middle of semester) 15%, a 15-minute oral examination (during the examination period) 15%, and a 2-hour written examination (during the examination period) 30%. Class attendance is required for this subject; if you do not attend a minimum of 80% of classes without an approved exemption you will not be eligible for a pass in this subject. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.
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Please consult subject LMS site or subject coordinator.
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|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|
New students will have their appropriate entry point determined by the Arabic Program, based on evidence of prior learning and/or results of a placement test as required. Placement Test information here.
Diploma in Modern Languages (Arabic Studies) |
Arabic Studies Major
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