• 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
  • Course convener
    • Leila Kouatly
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2022
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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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. 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;
  2. speak Arabic at an advanced level, in the style and format typically found on Arabic-language radio and television;
  3. summarise, in Arabic ,various news reports;
  4. write and translate complex, news reports and media texts from English into Arabic and from Arabic into English; and
  5. comprehend conversations, dialogue, and delivered news to an advanced level, on a range of topics.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Participation in discussion (through the Discussion Forums on Wattle and tutorial participation) - ongoing (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. 2 x Quizzes (including multiple choice questions, short answer and translation) - 15% each (30) [LO 1,3,4,5]
  3. Writing of one news items (800 words) (35) [LO 1,3]
  4. Oral Presentation of a News Bulletin (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ARAB6503, or with permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARAB3008.

Prescribed Texts

The core texts, including current articles from Arabic magazines, newspapers and journals, will be made available to enrolled students via Wattle.

Preliminary Reading

Elgibali, A., & Korica, N., Media Arabic: A Coursebook for Reading Arabic News, Cairo: The American University of Cairo, 2007.

Fees

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:
1
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.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On campus
5530 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A
Off Campus
5557 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 Online N/A

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