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Bachelor of Arts (Arabic)

  • Study mode
    Arabic language courses are studied on campus
  • Program rating
    Australia is continually expanding it´s relations with the Arab speaking world, and there are more than 200 million people who speak Arabic globally. Learning the language also increases understanding of Islamic culture and traditions, which are vital for anyone interacting using the language. The University of Melbourne offers classes for both beginners and advanced speakers of Arabic.
  • Aimed at
    People wanting a deeper understanding of Islamic culture, tradition and language.
  • Employability
    Students from the university have found work in the areas of translation, teaching, research and journalism, as well as in public service, commerce and other professions that work with the Arab community in Australia.
  • Expected salary
    Salary options are wide ranging depending on employment. Language teachers for example, can earn anywhere between AUD $20 and $70 per hour depending on if they work for a private institute, a university or give private tuition.
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  • Objectives
    The objectives of the Bachelor of Arts are to provide students with an outstanding education in the humanities, social sciences and languages as well as a broad understanding of selected fields of study outside these areas. The degree is designed so that a Bachelor of Arts graduate should be able to: * Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of selected fields of study in core disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and languages. * Reflect a general understanding of the concepts and principles of selected areas of study outside core disciplines of the humanities, social sciences and languages. * Access and appreciate national and international debates in their specialised areas of study. * Demonstrate an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a * respect for ethical values. * Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems within complex changing social contexts. * Act as informed and critically discriminating participants within the community of scholars, as citizens and in the work force. * Communicate effectively and, in the case of those students undertaking a language major, to read, write and speak another language with fluency and appreciate its cultural context. * Qualify for employment in a wide range of occupations. * Commit to continuous learning. * Be proficient in the use of appropriate modern technologies, such as the computer and otherinformation technology systems, for the acquisition, processing and interpretation of data.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts (Arabic)
  • Course description
    Two streams of Arabic (Beginners and Post-VCE) are available in the BA as both major and minor sequences.

    Major

    The major comprises:

        * Two level 1 subjects in Arabic (25 points); and
        * Three level 2 subjects in Arabic (37.5 points); and
        * Three level 3 subjects in Arabic (37.5 points).

    Minor

    The minor comprises:

        * Two level 1 subjects in Arabic (25 points); and
        * Two level 2 subjects in Arabic (25 points); and
        * Two level 3 subjects in Arabic (25 points).


    Beginners stream - Level 1

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    110-170  Arabic 1A
    This subject is an introduction to spoken and written Arabic language as well as culture for students with little or no knowledge of Arabic. On completion of the subject students should have acquired a spoken facility at a basic level in Modern Stand...     Semester 1     12.50

    110-172  Arabic 1B
    This subject forms a thorough introduction to spoken and written Arabic language and culture for students with some knowledge of Arabic. On completion of the subject students will have acquired a clear spoken facility at a basic level in Modern Stand...     Semester 2     12.50

    Beginners stream - Level 2

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    670-213  Arabic 2A
    This subject involves a more detailed presentation of functions of the language; oral and aural practice; reading of texts; and the writing of compositions that incorporate features of the language already presented through some important cultural is...     Semester 1     12.50

    670-214  Arabic 2B
    This subject is a more detailed presentation of functions of the language; oral and aural practice; syntax and morphology; reading of texts and writing compositions. It also deals with some important cultural issues, including modern Arabic literary ...     Semester 2     12.50

    110-232  Arabic in Context 1
    This subject aims to heighten general awareness of the Arabic language and to enhance the acquisition of Arabic, particularly in aural and oral communication skills. Students will be introduced to characteristics of communications strategies, and soc...     Semester 1     12.50

    Beginners stream - Level 3
    Students completing a minor in Arabic only need to complete Arabic 3A.

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    670-396  Arabic 3A
    This subject will develop students' skills such as the capacity to use some basic idiomatic and conversational forms and ability to use them freely in speech; proficiency in written structures of moderate complexity and the capacity to use such ...     Semester 1     12.50

    670-397  Arabic 3B
    This subject will develop students' skills such as using idiomatic and conversational forms freely in speech; proficiency in written structures of moderate complexity and the capacity to use such structures clearly and accurately; interpreting m...     Semester 2     12.50

    110-333  Arabic in Context 2
    This subject aims to cultivate understanding of Arabic language in use, and equip students with sound communicative skills. We will consider key features of Arabic discourse such as politeness, gender, regional and social peculiarities. Students will...     Semester 2     12.50

    Post VCE stream - Level 1

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    110-010  Arabic 3A
    This subject will develop students' skills such as the capacity to use some basic idiomatic and conversational forms and ability to use them freely in speech; proficiency in written structures of moderate complexity and the capacity to use such ...     Semester 1     12.50

    110-011  Arabic 3B
    This subject will develop students' skills such as using idiomatic and conversational forms freely in speech; proficiency in written structures of moderate complexity and the capacity to use such structures clearly and accurately; interpreting m...     Semester 2     12.50

    Post VCE stream - Level 2

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    110-232  Arabic in Context 1
    This subject aims to heighten general awareness of the Arabic language and to enhance the acquisition of Arabic, particularly in aural and oral communication skills. Students will be introduced to characteristics of communications strategies, and soc...     Semester 1     12.50

    110-410  Arabic 4A
    This subject is for students who have completed Arabic 3B or equivalent and want to continue Arabic at advanced level. Students read and translate selected texts in modern standard Arabic such as short stories, newspaper articles, essays, travel lite...     Semester 1     12.50

    110-411  Arabic 4B
    This subject is for students who have satisfactorily completed Arabic 4A or equivalent. It aims to further enhance students' proficiency of Arabic language through reading in modern standard Arabic and understanding and application of grammatica...     Semester 2     12.50

    Post VCE stream - level 3
    Students completing a minor in Arabic only need to complete Arabic 5A.

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    110-333  Arabic in Context 2
    This subject aims to cultivate understanding of Arabic language in use, and equip students with sound communicative skills. We will consider key features of Arabic discourse such as politeness, gender, regional and social peculiarities. Students will...     Semester 2     12.50

    110-412  Arabic 5A
    This is a reading subject for students who have completed Arabic 4A or Arabic 4B or equivalent. Readings will be selected in consultation with the student in the first week of the semester and should be completed in line with the guidelines provided ...     Semester 1     12.50

    110-413  Arabic 5B
    This is a reading subject for students who have completed Arabic 4B or equivalent. Readings will be selected in consultation with the student in the first week of the semester and should be completed in line with the guidelines provided to the studen...     Semester 2     12.50

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