Arabic and Islamic Studies program overview
The Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies offers two majors in its undergraduate studies program. Depending on your year of enrolment the requirements for completing the major may be different. Select from the options below to see the requirements relevant to you.
I started my degree before 2014
Either Arabic Language and Literature (ARBC): 24 credit points of Arabic language senior units (ARBC2613-3616 B stream or ARBC2633-3638 A stream), plus 12 credit points from the ARIS senior units (ARIS2673-3676).
Or Arab World, Islam and the Middle East (ARIS): 24 credit points of ARIS units (ARIS2673-3676), plus 12 credit points of senior Arabic language units (ARBC2613-3616 B stream or ARBC2633-3638 A stream).
I started my degree in or after 2014
Arab World, Islam and the Middle East (the ARIS Major)
A major in Arab World, Islam and the Middle East requires at least 36 senior credit points, including at least 24 from culture units of study (ARIS) and 12 from language units of study (ARBC). At least 12 credit points of these must be taken at 3000 level.
Arabic Language and Literature (the ARBC Major)
A major in Arabic Language and Literature requires at least senior 36 credit points including at least 24 from Language units of study and 12 from culture units of study and at least 12 credit points at 3000 level.
For more in-depth information on the Arabic and Islamic Studies subject area, including tables and descriptions of the units of study available in this area, for current year enrolments go to
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Handbook - Arabic and Islamic Studies.
For previous year enrolments: Handbook archive.
Unit of Study prerequisites are also reviewed from time to time. The prerequisites listed for units in your year of enrolment are valid for the duration of your candidature.
Academic policies and procedures
The Department follows the policies and procedures set out by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – for information, follow these links to the requisite Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences pages:
Policies webpage for information on:
- Plagiarism - Satisfactory progress - Late Work - Attendance
Student Administration Manual contains procedures, and the necessary forms, for amongst others:
- Applying for credit
- Applying for a DNF after the semester deadline
- Applying for Honours
- Applying for a suspension for one or two semesters
- Appealing against a result
Special Consideration webpage for information on:
- Special Consideration - for serious illness or misadventure
- Special Arrangements - for essential community commitments
- Extensions on assessments - for minor illness or misadventure