Bachelor of Arts

Arabic

Unit set code

MJ-A310003 (major)

MN-A310003 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), 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. 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.


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.


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:

AIB151Practical Arabic: An Introduction to the Language and Its Sounds

AIB152Applied Arabic 1B: The Language and its Culture

AIB251Arabic and the World 2A: Communicating Using Arabic

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

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

The Arabic major sequence for post-level 12 Arabic:

Complete 6 units (totalling 8 credit points) from:

AIB251Arabic and the World 2A: Communicating Using Arabic

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

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)

AIX300Popular Culture and Society in Languages

AIX301Advanced Writing and Translation Skills in Languages

Approved Study Abroad may replace with AIB351 or AIB352