• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Language Studies
  • Specialisation code ARAB-SPEC
Arabic Language and Culture Specialisation

ANU is Australia’s leading university in research and teaching of languages. Make the most of your opportunity to learn a new language, or extend your knowledge of a language you already know, while applying to this language the skills of analysis and description that you will master in your degree.

Specialists from the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences will equip you with critical language learning approaches and an in-depth understanding of how to apply that knowledge. You will be taught by Arabic specialists.

Learning Outcomes

  1. demonstrate general fluency in oral and written expression as well as in aural and reading comprehension, covering expression in different registers from everyday language use to academic language;
  2. express themselves orally and in writing in different genres;
  3. understand key aspects of culture, history, politics and society;
  4. demonstrate intercultural awareness, including critically comparing and reflecting on cross-cultural differences between Arabic-speaking and Australian cultures and/or their native culture; and
  5. conduct research on a topic related to Arabic and its associated cultures, and to write an essay on their research outcomes.
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

A minimum of 18 units from the completion of the following:

ARAB6102 - Introductory Arabic 1 (6 units)

ARAB6103 - Introductory Arabic 2 (6 units)

ARAB6501 - Intermediate Arabic 1 (6 units)

ARAB6502 - Intermediate Arabic 2 (6 units)

ARAB6503 - Advanced Arabic 1 (6 units)

ARAB6504 - Advanced Arabic 2 (6 units)

ARAB6508 - Special Topics in Arabic (6 units)

ARAB6510 - Media Arabic 2 (6 units)

ARAB6512 - Media Arabic 1 (6 units)

MEAS6003 - Critical Perspectives on Arabic Culture (6 units)

A maximum of 6 units from the completion of the following list:

LANG6001 - Translation Across Languages: The Translation of Literary Texts (6 units)

LANG6002 - Translation Across Languages: Specialised Materials (6 units)

LANG8016 - Translation Project (6 units)

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