Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Four hours of language classes per week or regular meetings with the Supervisor |
Total Time Commitment:
Time commitment totals 170 hours.
ARBC20007 Arabic 6 or equivalent
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ARBC20002 Arabic 7
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CoordinatorDr Abdul-Samad Abdullah
Dr Abdul-Samad Abdullah
In this subject students will engage with Arabic language and culture at an advanced level, through close study of Arabic stylistic and rhetorical devices as well as of the finer details of Arabic syntax. In the process, they will be reading literary and historic texts, critical articles, book excerpts and evaluative and argumentative essays of substantial length and academic standards, pertaining to Arabic literature, Arab culture, history and political economy. They will also enjoy reading some examples of Arabic popular literature. Reading activities will be supported and supplemented by opportunities to listen to recorded presentations of greater complexity and length by Arab intellectuals and literati and conduct small-scale research for writing essays. Students will enjoy intensive language practice to help develop their discourse (both written and spoken) to produce carefully constructed argumentative and evaluative essays and oral presentations of their own. Apart from Modern Standard Arabic, students will be exposed to Classical Arabic prose as well as modern idiomatic and conversational forms, learning to follow extended discourse on complex and/or abstract topics, including some non-standard language.
On successful completion of this subject,students should:
have developed the ability to understand & interpret long & complex texts on Arabic literature, Arab culture, history & political economy, appreciating distinctions in style;
Continuous homework assessment, 8 pieces of written assignments (throughout the semester) 15%, an argumentative or evaluative essay of 1000 words (due after Easter non-teaching period) 25%, continuous speaking assessment (throughout the 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 assessment tasks missed without approval will not be marked.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
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