- Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0003
Previous Code: SM1077.1
Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs: Yes. Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.
Language specialisations aim to enable students to develop an appropriate level of proficiency in a second language, which may be used for professional purposes such as teaching, interpreting and translation, business or international relations. Students undertaking a language specialisation will be able to use the language in question according to its grammatical and pragmatic principles, communicate with native speakers appropriately in the spoken as well as the written mode, and demonstrate an understanding of the cultures and societies associated with the language.
There are inherent requirements for this minor that you must meet in order to complete the minor and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this minor online.
There are three entry levels into language minors. Beginner’s level is for those with no previous study or minimal study of the language. Intermediate level is typically for students who: are non-native speakers with study of the language to HSC 2 Unit level or have a home background in the language but no comprehensive formal study, or who speak a non-standard variety (e.g. dialect). Post-Intermediate level is typically for students who are non-native speakers with substantial formal study and near-native competence; or are literate native speakers of a standard variety. Students should consult with the Languages staff regarding the progression sequence that best fits their level of skill. During the first two weeks of class, the lecturer will monitor the performance of students and advise students who need to transfer to a higher or lower class. Students may consult with the Languages Academic Course Advisor, if they are unsure of their entry level. Students should avoid enrolling in subjects at different levels at the one time (e.g. you should not enrol in LANG 2004 Arabic 201 and LANG 3009 Arabic 301 at the same time). Please check the current timetable as some subjects may not be offered every year. Advanced (Level 3) subjects may be offered on a rotational basis.
A minor in Arabic is any sequence of 40 credit points with no more than 20 credit points at Level 1.
Students should take subjects that reflect their level of competence in the language and they should not backtrack, i.e. they must not:
- take a Level 1 subject after passing a Level 2 subject in the same language; or
- take a Level 2 subject after passing a Level 3 subject in the same language.
Level 1 Subjects
|LANG 1002||Arabic 101||10|
|LANG 1003||Arabic 102||10|
Level 2 Subjects
|LANG 2004||Arabic 201||10|
|LANG 2006||Arabic 202||10|
|LANG 2007||Arabic 203||10|
|LANG 2008||Arabic 204||10|
Level 3 Subjects
|LANG 3009||Arabic 301||10|
|LANG 3011||Arabic 302 - Arabic Advanced Language and Grammar||10|
|LANG 3012||Arabic 303: Advanced Writing Skills||10|
|LANG 3013||Arabic 304: Arabic Advanced Speaking||10|
|LANG 3014||Arabic 306: Arabic Novel and Short Story||10|
|LANG 3015||Arabic 308: Language Past and Present||10|
|LANG 3045||Intercultural Communication||10|
|LANG 3082||Special Study in Languages and Linguistics||10|
Advanced entry level Arabic students may complete the following Level 1 pool subjects. The subjects will be recognised as Level 3 pool subjects for the purpose of completion of the minor.
|LANG 1013||Introduction to Interpreting||10|
|LANG 1017||Introduction to Translation||10|