- Code ARAB6510
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
- Leila Kouatly
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
- Co-taught Course
Second Semester 2021
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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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- 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;
- speak Arabic at an advanced level, in the style and format typically found on Arabic-language radio and television;
- summarise, in Arabic ,various news reports;
- write and translate complex, news reports and media texts from English into Arabic and from Arabic into English; and
- comprehend conversations, dialogue, and delivered news to an advanced level, on a range of topics.
- Participation in discussion (through the Discussion Forums on Wattle and tutorial participation) - ongoing (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- 2 x Quizzes (including multiple choice questions, short answer and translation) - 15% each (30) [LO 1,3,4,5]
- Writing of one news items (800 words) (35) [LO 1,3]
- Oral Presentation of a News Bulletin (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours contact hours; and
b) 94 hours of online activities, practice exercises, readings and assessment.
Requisite and Incompatibility
The core texts, including current articles from Arabic magazines, newspapers and journals, will be made available to enrolled students via Wattle.
Preliminary ReadingElgibali, A., & Korica, N., Media Arabic: A Coursebook for Reading Arabic News, Cairo: The American University of Cairo, 2007.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|5592||26 Jul 2021||02 Aug 2021||14 Sep 2021||29 Oct 2021||In Person||N/A|
|5638||26 Jul 2021||02 Aug 2021||14 Sep 2021||29 Oct 2021||Online||N/A|