• Offered by Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Research
  • Course subject Arabic
  • Areas of interest Arab and Islamic Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

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. demonstrate their ability to present their findings in a scholarly manner in Arabic; and
  5. demonstrate their advanced linguistic skills and functional understanding of Arabic Language.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Essay written in Arabic, 3500 words (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. Oral Presentation, 20 minutes (50) [LO 3,4,5]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 24 hours of language classes and research supervision; and b) 106 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ARAB6504, or with permission of the convener. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARAB3007.

Prescribed Texts



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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $3570
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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