Arabic 9

Subject ARBC30002 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

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:

Time commitment totals 170 hours.


ARBC20003 Arabic 8 or equivalent.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2


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 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 Abdul-Samad Abdullah



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.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • An essay of 1000 words (due in the middle of semester) 25%
  • An essay of 3000 words (due during the examination period) 75%

Hurdle requirement: 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.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

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
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Arabic
Related Breadth Track(s): Arabic - Entry Point 5

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