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ARABIC

Major combinations:
NQF Level: 5: ARB1501, ICS1501
NQF Level: 6: ARB2602, ARB2603, ICS2602
NQF Level: 7: ARB3704, ARB3705, ARB3706, ARB3707 and ICS3707

Elementary Arabic - ARB1501
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Other languages Module presented online
Purpose: To enable students to acquire basic Arabic grammar, the language skills of understanding Arabic sentences and of following simple dialogues and internalising them.
Pre-Intermediate Arabic - ARB2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Other languages
Co-requisite: ARB1501 or ARB101K
Purpose: To enable students to acquire the basic language skills of reading, writing, understanding and speaking, with particular focus on the verb structures of Arabic strong verbs.
Intermediate Arabic - ARB2603
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Other languages
Pre-requisite: ARB1501 & ARB1602 or ARB101K & ARB102L
Purpose: To allow students to acquire more advanced skills of reading, writing and speaking, as well as knowing and understanding weak verbs, in relation to the Arabic language.
Advanced Arabic - ARB3704
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Other languages
Pre-requisite: ARB1501, ARB2602 or mother tongue speaker Co-requisite: ARB2603
Purpose: Students will learn more about stylistic techniques of the Arabic language, as well as sentence construction and analysis.
Basic Arabic Literary Texts - ARB3705
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in Other languages,English
Pre-requisite: ARB2603 Co-requisite: ARB3704
Purpose: To advance the student's mastery of Arabic by an introduction and analysis of selected classical and modern Arabic texts.
Specialist Arabic Literary Text - ARB3706
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Other languages
Pre-requisite: ARB2603, ARB2704 & ARB2705
Purpose: To advance the student's mastery of Arabic by an introduction and analysis of selected classical and modern Arabic texts.
Advanced Arabic Literary Texts - ARB3707
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Other languages
Pre-requisite: ARB2603, ARB2704 & ARB2705 Co-requisite: ARB3706
Purpose: To enable students to articulate the theory and history of modern Arabic prose literature through analysis and emergence of new themes.
Arabic Grammar and Philology - ARB4801
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in Other languages,English Module presented online
Purpose: This module equips students with a firm understanding of Arabic grammar, philology, stylistics and semantics; insights into the linguistic development of Standard Arabic, as well as the emergence and features of diaglossia; and the capacity to determine the position of Arabic on a map of regional and global languages.
Qur'Anic Translation and Commentary - ARB4802
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English,Other languages Module presented online
Purpose: This module equips students with a firm understanding of the Qur'anic text; insights into the understanding of Qur'anic commentaries; the ability to read Arabic commentaries which developed over the past fourteen centuries; and to further comprehend the texts.
Further Specialist Arabic Literary Texts - ARB4803
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English,Other languages Module presented online
Purpose: This module equips students with a strong understanding of select Arabic classical, modern and contemporary professional texts; insights into the linguistic development of select Arabic texts, from the seventh to the nineteenth centuries in prose, poetry and rhythmic prose; and selected contemporary texts that allow students to master discourse in fields like classical Islam, diplomacy, politics, law, trade, industry, technology, sport, fashion and economics.