- Total units 48 Units
- Areas of interest Arab and Islamic Studies
- Major code ARAB-MAJ
- Academic career Undergraduate
Arabic is the mother language of over 250 million people in the Middle East (West Asia and North Africa), and one of the six official languages of the United Nations. Arabic is also the language of the Qur’an with special importance to all Muslims. Arabic is the language of an ancient civilization, which contributed greatly to human knowledge. Its influence is strongly felt on such languages as Persian, Turkish, Urdu, Indonesian and Malay, among others. Arabic is also the living medium of a contemporary dynamic literature and culture. Its rich and magnificent poetry, classical and modern, is especially captivating.
The major is designed to develop the four skills of listening, speaking reading and writing in an integrated way. Courses use Modern Standard Arabic as the language of teaching.
Due to structural changes in the undergraduate program rules in 2012, the courses that make up the new 2012 majors may be different to the pre-2012 majors, and therefore some courses cannot be counted between majors. Students are advised to contact the CASS Student Office if they are unsure about their Majors.
Students will have the skills and knowledge to:
- write texts in Arabic in the appropriate genre, with correct grammatical structures and thematic vocabulary relevant to the level of the student.
- read, comprehend and infer authors’ meanings in newspapers, magazines, literary and critical texts written in Arabic.
- engage with authentic media such as Arabic news, movies or music by analysing and evaluating their content.
- communicate verbally in a variety of settings with proficient Arabic speakers.
- identify and differentiate aspects and issues of the cultures and societies associated with the Arabic language.
This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:
12 units from completion of the following course(s):
|ARAB3001||Advanced Arabic A||6|
|ARAB3002||Advanced Arabic B||6|
36 units from completion of the following course(s):
|ARAB1002||Introductory Arabic A||6|
|ARAB1003||Introductory Arabic B||6|
|ARAB2011||Intermediate Arabic A||6|
|ARAB2012||Intermediate Arabic B||6|
|ARAB3003||Introductory Course to Arabic Linguistics||6|
|ARAB3004||Research Essay (Arabic)||6|
|ARAB3005||Introductory Course to Arabic Literature||6|
|ARAB3006||Special Topics in Arabic||6|
|ARAB3007||Directed Study Project (Arabic)||6|
|ARAB3008||Arab Current Affairs and Media Arabic||6|
|MEAS1002||Islam : History and Institutions||6|
|POLS2031||Politics in the Middle East||6|