Arabic, language and literature

Arabic Language and Literature

ARBC1611 Arabic Introductory 1B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Nijmeh Hajjar Session: Semester 1 Classes: 4x1-hr seminars/week Prohibitions: ARBC1311, ARBC1312, ARBC1101, ARBC1102 Assessment: 1x2.5hr exam (equivalent to 2500wds) (50%), written and oral exercises (equivalent to 800wds) (20%), 1x1000wd mid-semester exam (25%), class participation (5%)
This unit aims to teach Arabic as a living language. It is meant for students with no previous learning experience of the language. The unit is designed to introduce and build up basic language skills: listening and speaking, reading and writing, using modern standard and educated every-day Arabic. Students will learn basic vocabulary, language structures, morphology and syntax of Arabic in context, through lively dialogues, realistic conversational situations, story lines, exercises and drills, rather than formal grammar. On completion of this unit, students progress to ARBC1612 in second semester.
ARBC1612 Arabic Introductory 2B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Nijmeh Hajjar Session: Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: ARBC1101 or ARBC1611 Prohibitions: ARBC1311, ARBC1312, ARBC1102 Assessment: 1x2.5hr exam (equivalent to 2000wds) (50%), written and oral exercises (equivalent to 800wds) (20%), 1x2.5hr mid-semester exam (25%) and class participation (5%)
This unit aims to strengthen students' listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in living Arabic. Emphasis will be on building up communicative ability as well as extending the vocabulary and language structures through realistic dialogues and story lines in modern standard and educated every-day Arabic. Morphology and syntax of Arabic are gradually introduced in context through a structured method of progression, using realistic patterns, exercises and drills, rather than formal grammar. On completion of this unit, students progress to ARBC2613.
ARBC2613 Arabic Language and Literature 3B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ali Aldahesh Session: Semester 1 Classes: 4x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: ARBC1102 or ARBC1612 Prohibitions: ARBC1311, ARBC1312, ARBC2633, ARBC2634, ARBC2103 Assessment: 1x2.5hr exam (equivalent to 2000wds) (50%), written and oral exercises (equivalent to 800wds) (20%), 1x2.5hr mid-semester exam (25%), class participation (5%)
This unit aims to extend students' language skills in Arabic and enable them to appreciate Arabic literary texts. Students will be able to build up their communicative ability and extend their knowledge of modern Arabic vocabulary and structures, through realistic dialogues and class activity, including role-playing. They will be introduced to modern Arabic literature through reading and discussing selected texts by prominent authors, in their societal context. On completion of this unit, students progress to ARBC2614.
ARBC2614 Arabic Language and Literature 4B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ali Aldahesh Session: Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: ARBC2103 or ARBC2613 Prohibitions: ARBC2104, ARBC1311, ARBC1312, ARBC2313, ARBC2314, ARBC2633, ARBC2634, ARBC3635, ARBC3636, ARBC3637, ARBC3638 Assessment: 1x2.5hr exam (equivalent to 2000wds) (50%), written and oral exercises (equivalent to 800wds) (20%), 1x2.5hr mid semester exam (25%), class participation (5%)
This unit aims at further strengthening students' communicative skills in Arabic, both aural/oral and written, as well as building up their ability to read, appreciate and discuss samples of Arabic literature by prominent authors in their societal context. Students will be able to extend their knowledge of Arabic vocabulary and structures through realistic dialogues, role-playing and the use of a range of recorded material in Arabic. On completion of this unit, students progress to ARBC3615.
ARBC3615 Arabic Language and Literature 5B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ali Aldahesh Session: Semester 1 Classes: 4x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: ARBC2104 or ARBC2614 Prohibitions: ARBC2105, ARBC1311, ARBC1312, ARBC2313, ARBC2314, ARBC2315, ARBC2316, ARBC2633, ARBC2634, ARBC3635, ARBC3636, ARBC3637, ARBC3638 Assessment: 1x2.5hr exam (equivalent to 2500wds) (50%), written and oral exercises (equivalent to 800wds) (20%), 1x2.5hr mid-semester exam (25%), class participation (5%)
This unit aims to consolidate students' communicative skills, using realistic dialogues in modern standard and educated every-day Arabic, and samples of the Arabic press and electronic media. It equally aims to extend students' knowledge and appreciation of Arabic literature and culture through reading and discussion of representative texts by major Arabic authors in their societal context, with examples from different genres. On completion of this unit, students progress to ARBC3616.
ARBC3616 Arabic Language and Literature 6B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ali Aldahesh Session: Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: ARBC2105 or ARBC3615 Prohibitions: ARBC2106, ARBC1311, ARBC1312, ARBC2313, ARBC2314, ARBC2315, ARBC2316, ARBC2633, ARBC2634, ARBC3635, ARBC3636, ARBC3637, ARBC3638 Assessment: 1x2.5hr exam (equivalent to 2500wds) (50%), written and oral exercises (equivalent to 800wds) (20%), 1x2.5hr mid-semester exam (25%), class participation (5%)
This unit aims to consolidate students' competence in Arabic through dialogues in modern standard and educated every-day Arabic, reading and listening to material from the contemporary Arabic media, as well as writing and translation tasks relevant to real life situations. This unit equally aims to extend students' knowledge and appreciation of Arabic literature and culture through reading and discussion of further representative texts by major Arabic authors in their societal context, with examples from different genres.
ARBC3635 Arabic Advanced Translation & Writing 5A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Nijmeh Hajjar Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: ARBC1312 or ARBC2633 Prohibitions: ARBC2313, ARBC1101, ARBC1102, ARBC1611, ARBC1612 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (equivalent to 2000wds) (50%), written and oral exercises (equivalent to 800wds) (20%), 1x2.5hr mid-semester exam (25%), seminar participation (5%)
This unit aims to develop written fluency in Arabic and English through translation methodology and skills. The unit is designed to further develop students' advanced writing, reading and interpreting skills. Practical tasks will include translation from Arabic into English and vice versa, using a wide range of texts, including creative literature, the press, business and diplomatic correspondence and basic scientific, technical and literary documents.
ARBC3636 Arabic Advanced for Media Studies 6A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Nijmeh Hajjar Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: ARBC1312 or ARBC2633 Prohibitions: ARBC1101, ARBC1102, ARBC1611, ARBC1612, ARBC2314 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (equivalent to 2000wds) (50%), written and oral exercises (equivalent to 800wds) (20%), 1x2.5hr mid-semester exam (25%), class participation (5%)
This unit aims to strengthen advanced practical language skills in Arabic, including writing and communication, with focus on living Arabic for media studies to enrich students' understanding of Arabic media and culture and to develop their practical and critical skills through dealing with a range of material related to the Arabic media, both written and electronic.