• 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
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Huda Al-Tamimi
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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Through this course students will be equipped with the language and vocabulary required to 
understand Arabic-language news and current affairs. Students will learn vocabulary and language skills that will enable them to understand Arabic-language current affairs and media in different contexts. In this course, students will explore general themes using examples to support each theme. Students will work on individual and collaborative activities for each example.

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. Read, listen and comprehend to an advanced level, the Modern Standard Arabic typically used in Arabic-language newspapers and Internet sites, and on Arabic-language radio and television;
  2. Speak Arabic at an advanced level, in the style and format typically found on Arabic-language radio and television;
  3. Summarize, in Arabic ,various news reports;
  4. Write and translate complex, news reports and media texts from English into Arabic and from Arabic into English;
  5. Comprehend conversations, dialogue, and delivered news  to an advanced level, on a range of topics.

Indicative Assessment

Participation in discussion (through the Discussion Forums on Wattle and tutorial participation) - ongoing - 15% of total mark (LOs 1-5)


3 x Quizzes (including multiple choice questions, short answer, translation and summary of news bulletin) -  1.5 hours each - 6.66% each for a total of 20% of total mark (LOs 1, 3, 4, 5)


Writing of 3 news items totalling 2000 words (500 words for items 1 and 2, worth 10% each, and 1000 words for item 3, worth 20%) - 40%  of total mark (LOs 1,3)


Oral Presentation of a News Bulletin (3 minutes)  - 25% (LOs 1,2,3,4)

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Workload

One hour of online tutorial and nine hours of online activities, practice exercises, further readings and formative assessment per week for 13 weeks. All course materials will be available from the course Wattle site. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed ARAB6503, or with permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARAB3008.

Prescribed Texts

The core texts, including current articles from Arabic magazines, newspapers and journals, will be made available to enrolled students via Wattle.

Preliminary Reading

Elgibali, A., & Korica, N., Media Arabic: A Coursebook for Reading Arabic News, Cairo: The American University of Cairo, 2007.

Specialisations

Fees

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:
1
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
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
On campus
2935 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A
Off Campus
3137 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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