• 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 UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Huda Al-Tamimi
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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This course involves a special study based on the student's other courses taken previously or concurrently. Readings can be in any of the following areas: Arabic literature, Islamic studies or Middle Eastern studies. Students completing this course should be able to undertake a small scale research project in Arabic studies, Islamic studies or Middle Eastern studies in an area of interest to them and consistent with the aim of the course; and present the findings of their research in a scholarly manner.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate proficiency in written structures of sophisticated complexity;
  2. demonstrate their capacity to understand and evaluate technical language use as well as Arabic grammar;
  3. read and analyse selected texts from one genre in modern standard Arabic in any of the following areas: Arabic literature, Islamic studies or Middle Eastern studies;
  4. acquire knowledge of many aspects of advanced Arabic syntax and morphology;
  5. demonstrate proficiency in more complex written syntactic and discourse structures and extend their capacity to use such structures appropriately to undertake a small-scale research;
  6. demonstrate their ability to present their findings in a scholarly manner in Arabic; and
  7. demonstrate their advanced linguistic skills and functional understanding of Arabic Language.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Essay written in Arabic, 3000 words (50) [LO null]
  2. Oral presentation (50) [LO null]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 12 hours of research supervision; and b) 118 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ARAB3002, or with permission of the convener. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARAB6509.

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
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Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7814 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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