Unit

School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Language and Communication Skills 2B: ArabicWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101704.2

Discipline: SOUTHWEST ASIAN AND NORTH AFRICAN LANGUAGES

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 20

Co ordinator
Zouhir Gabsi


Assumed Knowledge
Successful completion of 20 credit points of Arabic Language at Level 1.


Equivalent Units
101949 - Arabic 301, 102021 - Arabic 203, 102022 - Arabic 204

Incompatible Units
100044 - Arabic 202, 101268 - Language Skills 204: Reading and Writing

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
In 2013 this unit replaced by 102021 - Arabic 203 and 102022 - Arabic 204. This is post-beginner unit for intermediate level students learning Modern Standard Arabic and culture. This unit is suitable for Post HSC entry. It aims to further develop all four core skills, listening, speaking, reading and writing, towards more sophisticated communicative transactions ranging from casual to formal styles of oral and written skills. However, the special focus of this unit is on developing, in particular, reading comprehension, and writing skills over a range of written registers. The content for reading and writing activities is selected from contemporary materials e.g. Daily exchanges in writing, book/film reviews, mini dramas, magazines as well as websites in relation to textual aspects of contemporary culture and society of the Arabic speaking world. This unit also fosters cultural and social understanding by presenting aspects of contemporary cultures and societies that use the language as well as through research work on specific socio-cultural aspects that are of interest to the student.

Specialisations

M1026.1ArabicCONTINUING
SM1034.1ArabicCONTINUING




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