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Graduate Diploma of Classical Arabic

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CSU's Classical Arabic program aims to enable students to read and recite the Qur'an in its original Arabic using recitation rules, study Arabic grammar and textual structures so they can access and understand classical primary Islamic texts, provide exposure to Arabic terminology in core Islamic disciplines, and develop a proficiency in modern standard Arabic so students can access contemporary Islamic scholarly discourse.

The Graduate Diploma of Classical Arabic is related to:


  • Why study this course?

    The Graduate Diploma of Classical Arabic aims to develop intermediate level of proficiency in classical Arabic language together with a foundational knowledge and analytical skills in the study of classical Arabic. Students will study subjects which will assist them in developing an intermediate understanding of Arabic grammar through the study of Islamic texts written in classical Arabic. The course aims to develop in students proficiency in the recitation of the Qur'an and intermediate writing, speaking and reading skills in Modern Standard Arabic language in addition to classical Arabic.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    Graduate Certificate in Classical Arabic (32)
    To graduate students must successfully complete 32 points comprising four (4) subjects of 8 points each.

    Core Subjects (32)
    ISL460 Introduction to Arabic Reading (8)
    ISL461 Beginner Arabic Language 1 (8)
    ISL462 Beginner Arabic Language 2 (8)
    ISL463 Intermediate Arabic Grammar 1 (8)

    Graduate Diploma of Classical Arabic (64)
    To graduate students must successfully complete 64 points comprising six (6) subjects of 8 points each and one (1) subject of 16 points.

    Core Subjects (64)
    ISL460 Introduction to Arabic Reading (8)
    ISL461 Beginner Arabic Language 1 (8)
    ISL462 Beginner Arabic Language 2 (8)
    ISL463 Intermediate Arabic Grammar 1 (8)
    ISL464 Intermediate Arabic Grammar 2 (8)
    ISL465 Advanced Arabic Grammar (8)
    ISL469 Applied Arabic 1: Sentences and Rhetoric (16)

    Master of Arts (Classical Arabic) (96)
    To graduate students must successfully complete 96 points comprising six (6) subjects of 8 points each and three (3) subjects of 16 points each.

    Core Subjects (96)
    ISL460 Introduction to Arabic Reading (8)
    ISL461 Beginner Arabic Language 1 (8)
    ISL462 Beginner Arabic Language 2 (8)
    ISL463 Intermediate Arabic Grammar 1 (8)
    ISL464 Intermediate Arabic Grammar 2 (8)
    ISL465 Advanced Arabic Grammar (8)
    ISL469 Applied Arabic 1: Sentences and Rhetoric (16)
    ISL564 Applied Arabic 2: Arabic Literature (16)
    ISL565 Applied Arabic 3: Classical Texts (16)

    Enrolment pattern

    Graduate Certificate in Classical Arabic (32)

    Session 1
    ISL460 Introduction to Arabic Reading

    Session 2
    ISL461 Beginner Arabic Language 1

    Session 3
    ISL462 Beginner Arabic Language 2

    Session 4
    ISL463 Intermediate Arabic Grammar 1


    Graduate Diploma of Classical Arabic (64)
    Graduate Certificate in Classical Arabic enrolment pattern (Sessions 1 - 4) plus:

    Session 5
    ISL464 Intermediate Arabic Grammar 2

    Session 6
    ISL465 Advanced Arabic Grammar

    Session 7
    ISL469 Applied Arabic 1: Sentences and Rhetoric


    Master of Arts (Classical Arabic) (96)
    Graduate Diploma of Classical Arabic enrolment pattern (Sessions 1 - 7) plus:

    Session 8
    ISL564 Applied Arabic 2: Arabic Literature

    Session 9
    ISL565 Applied Arabic 3: Classical Texts
  • Admission information

    A Bachelor degree in any discipline.

    Other applicants may be admitted at the discretion of the Course Coordinator.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
    Find out more

  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectDistance EducationUnited Theological CollegeFPOSYYYJACC
    DirectDistance EducationUnited Theological CollegeFPPGYYYOAAA

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate students must successfully complete 64 points.

  • How to apply
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    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

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  • About the School
    Centre for Islamic Sciences and Civilisations / Islamic Sciences and Research Academy of Australia (ISRA)

    The Centre for Islamic Sciences and Civilisation is a collaboration between CSU and the Islamic Sciences and Research Academy of Australia (ISRA). The School offers accredited Islamic studies courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. CSU’s courses have been designed in collaboration with ISRA’s advisory committee which includes some of the most respected Muslim scholars from the Australian Muslim community. Established in 2009, ISRA is a product of the inter-faith dialogue movement and is a platform for cooperation between Australian Muslims and educational institutions around Australia. With more than 10 year’s experience, the directors of ISRA are pioneers in Islamic education. ISRA brings extensive knowledge and experience in the provision of educational services, contributing the uniqueness of courses in the school.

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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