Arabic 9

Subject ARBC30002 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2013:

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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 hours per week or regular documented meetings with the Supervisor
Total Time Commitment:

3 hours per week, an additional 7 hours per week. Total 120 hours per semester.


ARBC20003 Arabic 8 or equivalent.



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


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

Subject Overview:

This is a reading subject for students who have completed Arabic 8 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. At least 80% of the readings should be in Arabic. Focus will be on one area of Arabic studies: literature. Students enrolling in this subject should be able to undertake a small-scale research project in Arabic literature and present the findings in a scholarly manner.


On completion of this subject students should

  • be able to undertake a small-scale research project in Arabic literature;
  • create and follow an independent work program, working without explicit guidance;
  • have developed the ability to read, understand, analyse and discuss substantial amounts of complex Arabic texts of Arabic literature and literary criticism;
  • have developed a good understanding of a small specific area of Arabic literature;
  • have acquired the skills to identify relevant materials and analyse these systematically;
  • be able to present the findings in a scholarly manner;
  • be able to present research in an academic format, and be able to discuss complex literary and cultural phenomena in a sophisticated and coherent manner.

An essay of 1000 words 100% (due in the middle of semester) 25%, an essay of 3000 words (due during the examination period) 75%. 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.

Prescribed Texts:

Readings are selected in consultation with the student.

Recommended Texts:


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 research skills while conducting small-scale research, through competent use of the library, electronic databases, and other information sources, and the definition of areas of inquiry and methods of research;
  • acquire written communication skills through essay writing and seminar discussion;
  • show attention to detail through essay preparation and writing;
  • acquire time management and planning skills through managing and organising workloads for recommended reading, essay and assignment completion.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (Arabic Studies)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Arabic
Arabic Studies Major
Related Breadth Track(s): Arabic - Entry Point 5

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