Handbook

Arabic

Year and Campus: 2014
Overview:

The Arabic Program offers an integrated way of studying Arabic language and aspects of Arab and Islamic 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, sociology 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 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 program.

Learning Outcomes:

See course objectives

Structure & Available Subjects:

Students completing a major in Arabic 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 is as follows for the entry points for the Major and Minor:

  • Arabic 1 entry point: for students who have very little or no knowledge of Arabic.
  • Arabic 3 entry point: for students who have lower intermediate level of Arabic.
  • Arabic 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 Program, based on evidence of prior learning and/or results of a placement test as required. Please refer the following link for further information: http://www.asiainstitute.unimelb.edu.au/help/undergraduate_students/placement

Subject Options:

ARABIC 1 ENTRY POINT

Arabic 1 entry point - Level 1

Students completing an Arabic 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.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50
Semester 2
12.50

Arabic 1 entry point - Level 2

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


Students completing the Arabic 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.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50
Semester 2
12.50

Arabic 1 entry point - Level 3

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


Students completing the Arabic 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.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50
Semester 2
12.50

ARABIC 3 ENTRY POINT

Arabic 3 entry point - Level 1

Students completing the Arabic 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.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50
Semester 2
12.50

Arabic 3 entry point - Level 2

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


Students completing the Arabic 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.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50
Semester 2
12.50

Arabic 3 entry point - Level 3

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

Students completing the Arabic 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.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50
Semester 2
12.50

ARABIC 5 ENTRY POINT

Arabic 5 entry point - Level 1

Students completing the Arabic 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.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50
Semester 2
12.50

Arabic 5 entry point - Level 2

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


Students completing the Arabic 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.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50
Semester 2
12.50

Arabic 5 entry point - Level 3

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


Students completing the Arabic 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.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50
Semester 2
12.50
Links to further information: http://www.asiainstitute.unimelb.edu.au/study/arabic
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts

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