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Arabic Studies

MajorYear: 2019

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Overview

The Arabic Studies program offers an integrated way of studying Arabic language and aspects of Arab culture. Beyond studying the language itself, students also have the opportunity to acquire a significant amount of knowledge about the nature of living, seeing, acting and interacting in the 'Arab way'. With the development of students' language proficiency, there will be a growing emphasis on reflection on, as well as critical awareness and discussion of issues related to Arabic literature and the realms of history, Arab society and religion in the Arab World.

Arabic language subjects are organised in a progressive sequence (of units) from Arabic 1 through to Arabic 10. Entry points are determined by the student’s background in the language, placement testing, prerequisites, or at the discretion of the Arabic Studies program. Students normally progress through the subjects in consecutive order. Mid-year entry is also possible into subjects with even numbers, subject to appropriate prior experience and approval from the head of the Arabic Studies program.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete this major will:

  • gain an in-depth knowledge of Arabic language and of Arab culture and society relative to their entry level;

  • acquire effective written and oral communication skills in Arabic;

  • develop a capacity to combine their knowledge of Arabic language and culture with other disciplines;

  • gain a knowledge of the social and cultural diversity of the Middle East and North Africa, and develop the skills to work with people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds;

  • acquire the ability to set goals and manage time and priorities, and work effectively both independently and in groups.

Structure

100 credit points

Students completing a major in Arabic Studies will usually undertake 25 points at level one, 37.5 points at level two and 37.5 points at level three. Students completing a minor will usually undertake 25 points at level one, 25 points at level two and 25 points at level three.

The sequence for the entry points for the Major and Minor is as follows:

  • Arabic Studies 1 entry point: for students who have very little or no knowledge of Arabic.
  • Arabic Studies 3 entry point: for students who have lower intermediate level of Arabic.
  • Arabic Studies 5 entry point: for students who have completed Year 12 VCE Arabic (Second Language) or have an equivalent level of Arabic language.

Students will have their appropriate entry point determined by the Arabic Studies program, based on evidence of prior learning and/or results of a placement test as required. Please refer to the following link for further information: http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/asiainstitute/students/placement-tests

Subject Options

ARABIC STUDIES 1 ENTRY POINT

Arabic Studies 1 entry point - Level 1

Students completing an Arabic Studies major or minor with an Arabic 1 entry point are required to complete the following subjects (25 points).

Note:
Arabic 1 and Arabic 2 were formerly called Arabic 1A and Arabic 1B respectively.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ARBC10005 Arabic 1
Semester 1
12.5
ARBC10006 Arabic 2
Semester 2
12.5

Arabic Studies 1 entry point - Level 2

Students completing the Arabic Studies major with an Arabic 1 entry point are required to complete the following subjects (37.5 points).

Students completing the Arabic Studies minor are only required to complete Arabic 3 and Arabic 4 (25 points).

Note:
Arabic 3 and Arabic 4 were formerly called Arabic 2A and Arabic 2B respectively.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ARBC20004 Arabic 3
Semester 1
12.5
ARBC20005 Arabic 4
Semester 2
12.5
ARBC20001 Arabic in Context 1
Semester 1
12.5

Arabic Studies 1 entry point - Level 3

Students completing the Arabic Studies major with an Arabic 1 entry point are required to complete the following subjects (37.5 points).

Students completing the Arabic Studies minor are only required to complete Arabic 5 and 6 (25 points).

Note:
Arabic 5 and Arabic 6 were formerly called Arabic 3A and Arabic 3B respectively.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ARBC30004 Arabic 5
Semester 1
12.5
ARBC30005 Arabic 6
Semester 2
12.5
ARBC30001 Arabic in Context 2
Semester 2
12.5

ARABIC STUDIES 3 ENTRY POINT

Arabic Studies 3 entry point - Level 1

Students completing the Arabic Studies major or minor with an Arabic 3 entry point are required to complete the following subjects (25 points).

Note:
Arabic 3 and Arabic 4 were formerly called Arabic 2A and Arabic 2B respectively.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ARBC10001 Arabic 3
Semester 1
12.5
ARBC10002 Arabic 4
Semester 2
12.5

Arabic Studies 3 entry point - Level 2

Students completing the Arabic Studies major with an Arabic 3 entry point are required to complete all of the following subjects (37.5 points).

Students completing the Arabic Studies minor are only required to complete Arabic 5 and Arabic 6 (25 points).

Note:
Arabic 5 and Arabic 6 were formerly called Arabic 3A and Arabic 3B respectively.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ARBC20006 Arabic 5
Semester 1
12.5
ARBC20007 Arabic 6
Semester 2
12.5
ARBC20001 Arabic in Context 1
Semester 1
12.5

Arabic Studies 3 entry point - Level 3

Students completing the Arabic Studies major with a level 3 entry point are required to complete all of the following subjects (37.5 points).

Students completing the Arabic Studies minor are only required to complete Arabic 7 and Arabic 8 (25 points).

Note:
Arabic 7 and Arabic 8 were formerly called Arabic 4A and Arabic 4B respectively.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ARBC30006 Arabic 7
Semester 1
12.5
ARBC30007 Arabic 8
Semester 2
12.5
ARBC30001 Arabic in Context 2
Semester 2
12.5

ARABIC STUDIES 5 ENTRY POINT

Arabic Studies 5 entry point - Level 1

Students completing the Arabic Studies major or minor with an Arabic 5 entry point are required to complete the following subjects (25 points).

Note:
Arabic 5 and Arabic 6 were formerly called Arabic 3A and Arabic 3B respectively.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ARBC10003 Arabic 5
Semester 1
12.5
ARBC10004 Arabic 6
Semester 2
12.5

Arabic Studies 5 entry point - Level 2

Students completing the Arabic Studies major with an Arabic 5 entry point are required to complete all of the following subjects (37.5 points).

Students completing the Arabic Studies minor are only required to complete Arabic 7 and Arabic 8 (25 points).

Note:
Arabic 7 and Arabic 8 were formally called Arabic 4A and Arabic 4B respectively.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ARBC20002 Arabic 7
Semester 1
12.5
ARBC20003 Arabic 8
Semester 2
12.5
ARBC20001 Arabic in Context 1
Semester 1
12.5

Arabic Studies 5 entry point - Level 3

Students completing the Arabic Studies major are required to complete the following subjects (37.5 points).

Students completing the Arabic Studies minor are only required to complete Arabic 9 and Arabic 10 (25 points).

Note:
Arabic 9 and Arabic 10 were formerly called Arabic 5A and 5B respectively.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ARBC30002 Arabic 9
Semester 1
12.5
ARBC30003 Arabic 10
Semester 2
12.5
ARBC30001 Arabic in Context 2
Semester 2
12.5

Notes

Students will have their appropriate entry point determined by the Arabic Studies program, based on evidence of prior learning and/or results of a placement test as required. Placement Test information is available here

http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/asiainstitute/students/placement-tests

Links

http://www.asiainstitute.unimelb.edu.au/study/arabic

Last updated: 1 May 2019