Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour lecture and a 2-hour tutorial per week. |
Total Time Commitment:
4 contact hours, plus 6 additional hours. 120 hours per semester, including class time.
Students must have completed either ARBC20006 Arabic 5 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 as required. Placement Test information here.
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Students who have successfully completed ARBC10004/ARBC20007/ARBC30005 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
Students will be fine-tuning what they have learnt so far of Arabic structures, will be adding to their already substantial knowledge of Arabic syntax, and will be sharpening their analytical skills. In the process, they will be reading Arabic poetry, mediaeval tales, literary prose, informative writing, studies, evaluative, persuasive and argumentative articles, and producing their own pieces of informative, evaluative, argumentative, persuasive and imaginative writing. They will also gain insight into the ongoing debate on classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic and colloquial Arabic, and the future of the Arabic language. Students will be watching/listening to TV programs on current affairs and on topics of personal and/or professional interest, interviews and short lectures which will also help to further develop their listening comprehension skills. They will take part in discussions and debates expressing opinions and conveying emotions on a range of more complex cultural, social and political topics. While developing students’ proficiency in the language, the various activities will also help them gain a deeper understanding about the history and culture of the Middle East and the Arab World and of Islam and modern politics.
On completion of this subject, students will:
Continuous homework assessment (8 pieces of written assignments, throughout the semester) 15%, one piece of argumentative or persuasive 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.
Brustad, K., Al-Batal, M. & Al-Tonsi, A., Al-Kitaab fii Tacallum al-cArabiyya with DVDs. A Textbook for Arabic. Part 2. Washington, D. C.: Georgetown University Press.
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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.
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• acquire written communication skills through essay writing;
• develop public speaking skills through group and class discussions and presentations;
• show attention to detail through assignment preparation and writing;
• consolidate time management and planning skills through managing and organising workloads and assignment completion;
• develop research skills through preparing essays and presentations;
• develop reasoning skills through engaging in argumentative/persuasive writing.
New students will have their appropriate entry point determined by the Indonesian 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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