• Offered by Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Arabic
  • Areas of interest Arab and Islamic Studies, Asian Languages, Literature, Language Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Huda Al-Tamimi
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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This reading course is for students who have completed Advanced Arabic A or equivalent. The course expands students' knowledge of specific literary Eras of Arabic from pre-Islamic times to the present. Focus is on areas of Arabic language, literature and culture. Students enrolling in this course undertake a research project in Arabic literature and present findings in a scholarly manner.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Explain in Arabic the concept of Arabic poetry and prose through the eras.
  2. Initiate and maintain predictable face-to-face conversations satisfying cultural and social norms.
  3. Undertake and apply analytical research of Arabic literature in writing.
  4. Demonstrate control of morphology of language and of the most frequently used syntactic structures.
  5. Analyse, extract and use information from texts in Arabic language.
  6. Present an argument in Arabic about aspects of Arabic literature in different eras.

Indicative Assessment

Oral presentations x 3 (Total 30%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4, 5, 6)

     3 minute essay proposal (5%)

     7 minute progress report (10%)

    15 minute essay presentation (15%)

2000 word essay (40%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6)

In class text-comparison assessment 3 x 300 words (10% for a total of 30%) (Learning Outcomes 1-6)

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2 hours of lectures and 1 hour tutorial per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 7 hours of independent study each teaching week of the semester (total 130 hours).

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ARAB3001, or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test. Alternatively you may gain permission from the Program Convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have successfully completed ARAB6504.

Prescribed Texts

The lecturer will provide material selected from Arabic printed media, short stories, poems, novels and other sources.

Assumed Knowledge

Advanced level of Arabic language proficiency.




Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3736 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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