Arabic

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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. With an established partnership with some Arabic countries, such as Kuwait, students of Arabic may be selected to undertake a paid scholarship in the Middle East to enhance their skills in Arabic.

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UnitSetCode

MJ-A310003 (major)

MN-A310003 (minor)

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

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

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.

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Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Arabic select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Arabic select four (4) credit points as outlined below.

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 6 units (totalling 8 credit points) from:

  • Practical Arabic: An Introduction to the Language and Its Sounds AIB151
  • Applied Arabic 1B: The Language and its Culture AIB152
  • Arabic and the World 2A: Communicating Using Arabic AIB251
  • Arabic and the World 2B: Texts and Contexts in Arabic AIB252
  • Arabic and the World 3A: Contemporary Arabic in a Range of Contexts AIB351 (2 credit points)
  • Arabic and the World 3B: Applying Arabic in Complex and Contemporary Contexts AIB352 (2 credit points)
  • Approved Study Abroad may replace with AIB351 or AIB352

    The Arabic major sequence for post-level 12 Arabic:

    Complete 6 units (totalling 8 credit points) from:

  • Arabic and the World 2A: Communicating Using Arabic AIB251
  • Arabic and the World 2B: Texts and Contexts in Arabic AIB252
  • Arabic and the World 3A: Contemporary Arabic in a Range of Contexts AIB351 (2 credit points)
  • Arabic and the World 3B: Applying Arabic in Complex and Contemporary Contexts AIB352 (2 credit points)
  • Popular Culture and Society in Languages AIX300
  • Advanced Writing and Translation Skills in Languages AIX301
  • Approved Study Abroad may replace with AIB351 or AIB352