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Arabic 5 (ARBC30004)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeARBC30004
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject offers students the opportunity to learn, internalise and activate more sophisticated aspects of Arabic morphology and syntax and to develop a deeper analytical understanding of the language. This will be achieved through interacting with a variety of written and spoken texts ranging from travellers’ accounts to biographical pieces, evaluative and analytical articles to interviews and short lectures. These will allow students to further their understanding of the history of the Middle East, Islam and Muslim society, as well as modern educational and social trends and movements emerging in the region. Conversations and discussions will provide opportunities to express one’s own opinions and feelings on topics of cultural, social and political nature. Written expression will be developed through the preparation of resumes, summaries, complex narratives, descriptive, informative and evaluative pieces, and students will be able to engage in the creative process of producing analytical/critical writing of their own.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • have developed the ability to interact with unvocalised texts with some support, and to use dictionariesindependently to read texts ranging from travel narratives to informative, analytical and evaluative writing and essays;
  • have acquired some important grammatical structures of the Arabic language along with an understanding of their functions, and the ability to use these effectively to construct meaning and to engage in written and oral communication;
  • have developed the ability to write resumes, summaries, complex narratives, informative and evaluative pieces, and to produce analytical/critical writing;
  • have developed the ability to understand the main ideas and many details of connected discourse on a variety of topics spoken at slower than normal speed;
  • have developed the ability to elaborate, narrate, describe and evaluate, to prepare and deliver presentations of significant length and some complexity on a wide range of topics, and can handle many normal, high frequency social conversational situations;
  • have added to their knowledge of the values, beliefs and religious observances and rites of the Arab World, as a result of engaging with written and spoken texts on such topics;
  • have learnt about some aspects of the history of the Middle East and North Africa, Islam and Muslim society.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Students must have completed ARBC20005 Arabic 4 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 available here.

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ARBC20005 Arabic 4
Semester 2
12.5

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ARBC10003 Arabic 5
Semester 1
12.5
ARBC20006 Arabic 5
Semester 1
12.5

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Description

  • Continuous homework assessment (8 pieces of written assignments) (throughout the semester) 15%
  • One piece of analytical/critical writing, 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%
  • A 2-hour written examination (during the examination period) 30%
  • 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 assessment tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorAbdul Abdullah
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursA total of 48 hours: Two 2-hour language seminars per week.
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

Time commitment details

Time commitment totals 170 hours.

Additional delivery details

Students who have successfully completed ARBC10003/ARBC20006/ARBC30004 Arabic 3A are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    Brustad, K., Al-Batal, M. & Al-Tonsi, A., Al-Kitaab fii Ta 'allum al-'Arabiyya. A Textbook for Intermediate Arabic. Part 2, 3rd edition. Washington, D. C.: Georgetown University Press.

    Recommended texts and other resources

    • H Wehr, Arabic-English Dictionary. Urbana, IL: Spoken Language Services, Inc
  • Breadth options
  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

    Additional information for this subject

    Language Placement Test required

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 21 August 2019