Arabic Language and Cultures

Semester 2 2020 unit of study availability

Some Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences units of study originally intended to run in Semester 2, 2020 are no longer available.

A full and up-to-date list of units of study available in Semester 2, 2020 from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, can be found on this webpage.
 

The rules below are for the introductory language acquisition pathway. Please see the Subject Area for information on how to achieve the major at a higher level.

Arabic Language and Cultures

Honours

Honours in Arabic Language and Cultures requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours Seminar units
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours Thesis units

Honours seminar units of study

ARBC4113 Theory and Method in Arab Studies

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 1500wd commenatary piece (25%), 1x 1500wd presentation (25%), 1x 3000wd research paper (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit examines the scholarly debates that have happened in the fields of Arab, Islamic and Middle East Studies from the emergence of the criticism of Orientalism in the late 1970s until today. The epistemological debates occurred within the Arab intellectual and cultural spheres will be examined, and the critical and theoretical contribution of Arab intellectuals to the arts and social sciences will be surveyed. In both seminar discussion and individual projects, students will examine case studies that will prepare them to critically engage with their research topic.
ARBC4114 Advanced Arabic for Research

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 3000wd translation of primary sources (50%), 1x 2000wd abstract of the thesis in Arabic (30%), 1x 1000wd oral presentation in Arabic (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit is designed to enhance the students' ability to select, to read and to critically analyse primary sources in Arabic. They will achieve high proficiency in the specific Arabic terminology of their research field, and will develop written and oral skills to discuss and present academic contents in Arabic.

Honours thesis units of study

ARBC4111 Arabic Language and Cultures Thesis 1

Credit points: 18 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, at least. Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
In this unit you begin a substantial, independent research project in Arabic Languages and Cultures. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will develop a plan for researching and writing the thesis, submit an ethics application if appropriate, familiarise yourself with disciplinary conventions and standards, engage with relevant literature, theories and methodologies, submit drafts at agreed times, and give a seminar on your work.
ARBC4112 Arabic Language and Cultures Thesis 2

Credit points: 18 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, at least. Assessment: 1x 18-20000wd Thesis (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
In this unit you complete and submit your substantial independent research project in Arabic Language and Cultures. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will continue to submit drafts at agreed times, and develop your expertise in relevant research methods and analytical skills as well as in the subject matter of your specialist topic.