• 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

This course is for students who have satisfactorily completed ARAB3005 Introductory Course to Arabic Literature. It aims to further enhance students' proficiency of Arabic language through their focus on a special area of interest in modern standard Arabic and their understanding of an application of grammatical and stylistic rules. Students will read and analyse selected texts from one genre in modern standard Arabic such as short stories, novels, plays and poems. This course will develop students' proficiency in written structures of sophisticated complexity and their capacity to understand and evaluate specialist and technical language use as well as Arabic grammar.

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 such as short stories, novels, plays and poems;
  4. 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; and
  5. demonstrate their ability to present their findings in a scholarly manner in Arabic.

Indicative Assessment

  1. 3,000 word essay (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. 15-20 minute presentation (50) [LO 3,5]

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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

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARAB6508.

Prescribed Texts

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


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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4890
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4677 20 Jun 2022 19 Jun 2022 01 Jul 2022 15 Jul 2022 Online View

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