Major - Arabic

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1026.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

Second language skills are a key competency for employment in an increasingly globalised society. Students undertake study of a language other than English (Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Spanish) suited to their level of language proficiency and career aspirations. The major area includes units about specialized topics, including literature, cinema and culture. Competence in a modern language other than English opens doors to many careers in education, government and community-based industries and businesses.

Major Structure

A major in Arabic comprises a sequence of 80 credit points with 60 credit points at Level 2 and 3 (with no less than 30 credit points of these at Level 3), however students commencing at beginner''s level, that is units 101 and 102, and who follow the recommended course structure, are only required to complete 20 credit points at Level 3.

Students should take units that reflect their level of competence in the language and they should not backtrack, i.e. they must not:

- take a Level 1 unit after passing a Level 2 unit in the same language; or

- take a Level 2 unit after passing a Level 3 unit in the same language.

Level 1 unit pool

100041 Arabic 101
100042 Arabic 102

Level 2 unit pool

101699 Language and Communication Skills 2A: Arabic
101704 Language and Communication Skills 2B: Arabic

Level 3 unit pool

400087 Applied Critical Methods
100048 Arabic 302 - Arabic Advanced Language and Grammar
100049 Arabic 303: Advanced Writing Skills
100050 Arabic 304: Arabic Advanced Speaking
100052 Arabic 306: Arabic Novel and Short Story
100054 Arabic 308: Language Past and Present
100961 Humanities Internship
101950 Intercultural Communication
101709 Languages and Grammatical Concepts 3A: Arabic
100201 Special Study in Languages and Linguistics
101792 Texts in Contemporary Arab Society and Culture
101668 World Cinema

Please note:

The level 3 units listed below count towards completion of the major for students who may have passed units in the list below in 2015 or earlier.

101949 - Arabic 301

100051 - Arabic 305: Arabic Contemporary Poetry

100054 - Arabic 308:Language Past and Present

101454 - Intercutural Pragmatics

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