AIB352 - Arabic and the World 3B: Applying Arabic in Complex and Contemporary Contexts

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Zouhir Gabsi
Cohort rule:

Nil

Prerequisite:

AIB351

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 300-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online:

1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 2-hour online seminar per week

Content

In this unit, students will be introduced to online Arabic newspapers reading. Emphasis will be on written communication in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Emphasis continues to be on the acquisition of practical language skills for spoken communication, non-verbal communication and aural comprehension. The basic syntactic patterns and vocabulary acquired in the previous unit will be consolidated.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Critically evaluate information when responding to a range of sources in Arabic

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO2

Articulate ideas through the production of original texts in a range of genres including critically reflecting on contemporary issues


GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO6: Self-management

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO3

Speak and write with fluency in Arabic using various speech acts as appropriate to context

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO6: Self-management

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO4

Interpret complex rhetorical language and stylistic expressions and apply this knowledge to Arabic culture and language use

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO6: Self-management

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO5 Understand and appreciate cultural practices occurring across society

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO6: Self-management

ULO6 Incorporate the knowledge and understanding of the Arabic culture language use

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO6: Self-management

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Online and Written Exercises 2400 words
or equivalent (in foreign language)
30% Ongoing
Assessment 2
(groups of 2-3 students) - Class Participation and Presentation
15-20 minutes 10% Week 7
Assessment 3 - Writing Exercises 1600 words
or equivalent
(in foreign language)
20% Week 11
Assessment 4 - Final Oral Test 20 minutes 20% Week 12
Assessment 5 - End of Unit Assessment  Online test, 90 minutes 20% End of Unit Assessment period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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