Bachelor of Arts

Arabic

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000029 (major)

MN-A000029 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


Overview

Australia’s trade with the Middle East has more than doubled in the past decade, making it an increasingly important region with broad strategic, economic, religious and cultural influence. Studies in Arabic help you develop communication skills in modern standard Arabic, with language fluency further enhanced through an understanding of Middle Eastern history, culture and society. In-country language programs are available to students undertaking a major sequence in Arabic.


Career outcomes

Graduates expect to gain employment in a wide range of organisations, including the education sector, federal defence agencies, government departments, immigration departments/ consultancies, intelligence agencies, major corporations, management consultancies, media organisations, multicultural associations, research and translation services.


In-country study

The In-Country Language Program is available to students completing a major sequence in Arabic via study abroad. The program is a unique part of language study and an excellent way of accelerating completion of the major. Second and third year students have the opportunity to spend eight weeks studying language and culture in its own environment. This enables students to converse, read and write about more complex topics and to discuss ideas and information. Students also build upon their knowledge of grammar based on what they have learned previously. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be awarded a preclusion for either AIB351 or AIB352. For more information about the In-Country Language program please refer to the Work Integrated Learning website or contact the WIL team: artsed-wil@deakin.edu.au


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Arabic select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Arabic select any four (4) units from below, including no more than two (2) credit points at level 3

The Arabic major sequence is offered at two levels; beginners' level (little or no prior knowledge of the language) and post-level 12 Arabic.

Arabic major sequence for beginners

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

AIB151Practical Arabic: An Introduction to the Language and Its Sounds

AIB152Applied Arabic 1B: The Language and its Culture

Complete the following 2 units from level 2:

AIB251Arabic and the World 2A: Communicating Using Arabic

AIB252Arabic and the World 2B: Texts and Contexts in Arabic

Complete the following 2 units from level 3:

AIB351Arabic and the World 3A: Contemporary Arabic in a Range of Contexts (2 credit points)

AIB352Arabic and the World 3B: Applying Arabic in Complex and Contemporary Contexts (2 credit points)

Approved Study Abroad may replace with AIB351 or AIB352

Students undertaking the beginners' sequence may undertake AIB310 in their final level as electives in addition to the prescribed major sequence.

The Arabic major sequence for post-level 12 Arabic:

Complete the following 2 units from level 2:

AIB251Arabic and the World 2A: Communicating Using Arabic

AIB252Arabic and the World 2B: Texts and Contexts in Arabic

Complete the following 4 units from level 3:

AIB351Arabic and the World 3A: Contemporary Arabic in a Range of Contexts (2 credit points)

AIB352Arabic and the World 3B: Applying Arabic in Complex and Contemporary Contexts (2 credit points)

AIB309 Advanced Arabic Language Skills [No longer offered for enrolment]

AIB310 Introduction to Translation Skills [No longer offered for enrolment]

AIX300Popular Culture and Society in Languages *

AIX301Advanced Writing and Translation Skills in Languages ^

Approved Study Abroad may replace with AIB351/AIB352/AIX300/AIX301

* AIX300 replaces AIB309 from 2023

^ AIX301 replaces AIB310 from 2023

Notes: 

(i) The following units complement the Arabic major sequence:

AIE153History of the Middle East

AIE254Understanding Middle East Politics

AIE255Critical Issues in Middle East Politics