Arabic Studies Thesis

Subject ARBC40006 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular, documented consultations over two semesters with the supervisor(s) as arranged. Meetings should normally occur at least fortnightly and should be at least of half an hour duration.
Total Time Commitment:

Total 480 hours, over 2 consecutive semesters.


Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth-year combined honours or pure honours in Arabic studies.

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 Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Christina Mayer

Subject Overview:

Students will be required to write a thesis of 15 000 words on a topic approved by the supervisor.


Stduents who successfully complete this subject will:

  • have an ability to critically evaluate research and scholarly literature concerning Arabic studies;
  • have an advanced understanding of major issues and sensitivities regarding Arabic studies;
  • have the ability to discuss analytically social and cultural phenomena related to Arabic studies;
  • have the ability to evaluate different methodological approaches to social and intellectual issues in the field of Arabic studies;
  • have a capacity to engage where appropriate with issues in Arabic studies.

A thesis of 15 000 words (on Arabic language, linguistics, literature or another appropriate topic in Arabic studies) 100% (due at the end of the second semester of enrolment).

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • have an ability to evaluate research and professional literature;
  • have a capacity to articulate their findings and views in oral and written presentations;
  • have an appreciation of the design, conduct and reporting of research; and
  • have the capacity to examine complex and important cultural materials from a scholarly perspective and present arguments in structured formats.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Arabic
Arabic Studies

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