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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: Is to equip students to develop skills and competencies to read, write and communicate in Arabic at an elementary level. Students who successfully complete this module will recognize basic Arabic script, acquire a basic vocabulary and grammar and communicate at an elementary level in a variety of everyday situations. Writing will be evaluated via scanning and use of the Arabic keyboard.
Pre-Intermediate Arabic - ARB2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in Other languages,English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: ARB1501 or ARB101K Co-requisite: ARB1501 or ARB101K
Purpose: Is to equip students to develop skills and competencies to read, write and communicate in Arabic at a pre-intermediate level. Students who successfully complete this module will acquire vocabulary and grammar that builds on the previous module. Writing will be evaluated via scanning and use of the Arabic keyboard.
Intermediate Arabic - ARB2603
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Other languages Module presented online
Pre-requisite: ARB1501 & ARB2602 or ARB101K & ARB1602
Purpose: Is to equip students to develop skills and competencies to read, write and communicate in Arabic at an intermediate level. Students who successfully complete this module will acquire vocabulary and grammar that builds on the previous module. Writing will be evaluated via scanning and use of the Arabic keyboard.
Advanced Arabic - ARB3704
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Other languages Module presented online
Pre-requisite: ARB1501, ARB2602 & ARB2603 or ARB101, ARB1602 & ARB201N Co-requisite: ARB2603
Purpose: Is to equip students to develop skills and competencies to read and write in Arabic at an advanced level in order to facilitate analysis and interpretation of appropriate Arabic texts. Students who successfully complete this module will be able to develop a useful vocabulary and an aptitude in these skills for literary and cultural discourses. Writing will be evaluated via scanning and use of the Arabic keyboard.
Basic Arabic Literary texts - ARB3705
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in Other languages,English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: ARB1501, ARB2602 and ARB2603 Co-requisite: ARB3704
Purpose: Is to provide learners with intellectual and practical skills at a basic level for the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of Arabic literature from 1800 up to the present. Students who successfully complete this module will acquire detailed insight into the literature of the period as well as enhance their translation skills.
Specialist Arabic Literary Texts - ARB3706
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Other languages Module presented online
Pre-requisite: ARB1501, ARB2602 and ARB2603
Purpose: Is to provide students with intellectual and practical skills at an advanced level for the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of various specialist Arabic texts, namely the Quran and Quranic commentary. Students who successfully complete this module will acquire detailed insight into the field of Quranic commentary as well as enhance their translation skills.
Advanced Arabic Literary Texts - ARB3707
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Other languages Module presented online
Pre-requisite: ARB1501, ARB2602 & ARB2603 Co-requisite: ARB3706
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide learners with intellectual and practical skills at an advanced level for the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of Arabic literature texts up to 1800. Students who successfully complete this module will acquire detailed insight into the literature of the period as well as enhance their translation skills.
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.