• 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, International Relations, Law, Security Studies, Diplomacy
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Huda Al-Tamimi
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2017
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An intensive combination of Arabic language study and approved study in a discipline. This work will be undertaken in an Arab country under arrangements made between the ANU and a university in an Arab country. Students will be required to write a researchessay in Arabic and present an oral presentation inArabic, which must be submitted to CAIS.

Students will only be permitted to travel upon completion of ANU required documentation, including, where required, the travel to a high risk destination form and the approval of all documentation by the relevant delegate.

Disclaimer: Applicants are advised that due to circumstances beyond the University's control (for example, specific international security concerns and international health crises) it may not be possible for students to commence or complete the Semester in the Arab World program. An alternative lesson plan will be arranged by CAIS to fulfill the course requirements.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate good comprehension on factual material in technical prose and discuss concrete topics related to personal and social interests,
  2. Demonstrate use of linguistic context and real-world knowledge to make sense of unfamiliar materials,
  3. Comprehend the influence of long-term cultural background on current social and political situations,
  4. Demonstrate a high level of spoken Arabic language through using correct verbal techniques and audience engagement as well as using accurate grammatical structure, pronunciation and intonation,
  5. Demonstrate a high level of analytical skills for the chosen research topic in both written and oral terms, with evidence of good application of Arabic linguistics coherent for native readers.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment from the university in the Arab country will be 40%, with the make up of the following:

  •  15% language component,(LO 2, 3, 4, 5)
  • 15% history and politics, (LO 1, 3, 5)
  • 10% culture, (LO 1, 3)

This will be a mixture of written and oral examination as determined by the university in the Arab country.

Assessment at ANU, 60%:

  • 40% written-6000 words, (LO 1, 2, 3, 5)
  • 20% oral presentation- 35 minutes, which will be recorded, (LO 1, 3, 4, 5)

Upon their return, students will be required to show evidence that they have met the learning outcomes for the assessment undertaken at the university in the Arab country as well as to give a 35 minute oral presentation in Arabic on the research project (up to 6000 words) undertaken at the university in the Arab country. Academic Transcripts as well as course description information will also be required to be submitted to the CAIS Arabic Program Convenor.

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520 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 400 hours over a period of at least 20 weeks, comprising 15 hours of group sessions and 5 hours of individual tutorials per week (Note: Teaching undertaken at a selected Arab University); and b) 120 hours of research, writing and presentation of final project, including regular online consultation with ANU research supervisor.

Prescribed Texts

The syllabus of the university in the Arab country.

Preliminary Reading

The syllabus of the university in the Arab country.

Assumed Knowledge

To enrol in this course it is strongly recommended that you have completed ARAB2012 or equivalent.



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:
24 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.

24.00 0.50000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $11424
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $16320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1549 01 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2017 31 Mar 2017 In Person N/A

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