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Graduate Diploma of Classical Arabic

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CSU's Graduate Diploma of Classical Arabic is a dedicated language program focused on developing your skills in reading, writing and speaking Arabic and analysing classical Islamic text.

Delve into a language with a unique and fascinating history.

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  • Why study this course?

    Developed in response to a demand for learning classical Arabic in a university environment, the Graduate Diploma of Classical Arabic provides an intermediate level of proficiency in Arabic.

    Comprehensive program

    You will study Arabic grammar and textual structures so you can access and understand the Qur'an and classical primary Islamic texts. You will also develop proficiency in writing, speaking and reading modern standard Arabic so you can access contemporary Islamic scholarly discourse.

    Flexible study options

    This course is offered for part-time online study to complement your work and lifestyle commitments. You can also fast-track your studies by taking extra subjects in Session 3 (November to February).

    Reputation for excellence

    The Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation is a collaboration between CSU and the Islamic Sciences and Research Academy of Australia (ISRA). CSU's courses have been designed in collaboration with ISRA's advisory committee, which includes some of the most respected scholars from the Australian Muslim community.

    Study pathway

    For those wanting to further their expertise, this course provides an articulated pathway to CSU's Master of Classical Arabic.

  • Career opportunities

    Whether you are studying for personal interest or professional development, CSU's Graduate Diploma of Classical Arabic will equip you with a valuable set of skills. As a graduate, you could pursue additional study to become a teacher or an academic with expertise in 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

    All subjects have a value of 8 points.

    GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN CLASSICAL ARABIC
    To graduate students must successfully complete 32 points comprising 4 core subjects as follows:

    Core subjects (32 points)
    ISL441 Arabic Skills 1
    ISL442 Arabic Skills 2
    ISL460 Introduction to Arabic Reading
    ISL461 Beginner Arabic Language 1

    GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF CLASSICAL ARABIC
    To graduate students must successfully complete 64 points comprising 8 core subjects as follows:

    Core subjects (64 points)
    ISL441 Arabic Skills 1
    ISL442 Arabic Skills 2
    ISL443 Arabic Skills 3
    ISL460 Introduction to Arabic Reading
    ISL461 Beginner Arabic Language 1
    ISL462 Beginner Arabic Language 2
    ISL463 Intermediate Arabic Grammar 1
    ISL464 Intermediate Arabic Grammar 2

    MASTER OF CLASSICAL ARABIC
    To graduate students must successfully complete 96 points comprising 12 core subjects as follows:

    Core subjects (96 points)
    ISL441 Arabic Skills 1
    ISL442 Arabic Skills 2
    ISL443 Arabic Skills 3
    ISL460 Introduction to Arabic Reading
    ISL461 Beginner Arabic Language 1
    ISL462 Beginner Arabic Language 2
    ISL463 Intermediate Arabic Grammar 1
    ISL464 Intermediate Arabic Grammar 2
    ISL465 Advanced Arabic Grammar
    ISL566 Applied Arabic 1: Morphology
    ISL567 Applied Arabic 2: Syntax
    ISL568 Applied Arabic 3: Classical Texts

    Enrolment pattern

    GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN CLASSICAL ARABIC

    Year 1 - Session 1

    ISL460 Introduction to Arabic Reading

    Year 1 - Session 2
    ISL441 Arabic Skills 1
    ISL461 Beginner Arabic Language 1

    Year 1 - Session 3
    ISL442 Arabic Skills 2


    GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF CLASSICAL ARABIC

    Year 1 - Session 1

    ISL460 Introduction to Arabic Reading

    Year 1 - Session 2
    ISL441 Arabic Skills 1
    ISL461 Beginner Arabic Language 1

    Year 1 - Session 3
    ISL442 Arabic Skills 2
    ISL462 Beginner Arabic Language 2

    Year 2 - Session 1
    ISL443 Arabic Skills 3
    ISL463 Intermediate Arabic Grammar 1     

    Year 2 - Session 2
    ISL464 Intermediate Arabic Grammar 2


    MASTER OF CLASSICAL ARABIC

    Year 1 - Session 1

    ISL460 Introduction to Arabic Reading

    Year 1 - Session 2
    ISL441 Arabic Skills 1
    ISL461 Beginner Arabic Language 1

    Year 1 - Session 3
    ISL442 Arabic Skills 2
    ISL462 Beginner Arabic Language 2

    Year 2 - Session 1
    ISL443 Arabic Skills 3
    ISL463 Intermediate Arabic Grammar 1   

    Year 2 - Session 2
    ISL464 Intermediate Arabic Grammar 2
    ISL465 Advanced Arabic Grammar

    Year 2 - Session 3
    ISL566 Applied Arabic 1: Morphology
    ISL567 Applied Arabic 2: Syntax

    Year 3 - Session 1
    ISL568 Applied Arabic 3: Classical Texts

  • Admission information

    Applicants for the Graduate Diploma of Classical Arabic must meet the following requirements.

    ·         A completed Bachelors Degree (or AQF equivalent) in any discipline from a University or other tertiary education provider.

    English Language Proficiency
    Standard English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements. This will apply to both domestic and international applicants. Offer may be conditional on ELP but applicants will be required to provide evidence of meeting these requirements before the start of studies.

    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 typeSession 1Session 2Session 3Admission Code
    DirectOnlineUnited Theological CollegeFPOSYYYJACC
    DirectOnlineUnited 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
    Apply direct to CSU

    An online application to CSU takes about 15 minutes to complete. Find out more

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    Apply direct to CSU

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

    Apply online

    Recruitment agent

    Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

    International recruitment agents

    Thinking of deferring?

    Find out more about deferral

  • 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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