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Master of Arts (Classical Arabic)

Graduate Diploma of Classical Arabic
Graduate Certificate in Classical Arabic
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CSU's Master of Classical Arabic enables students to develop proficiency in reading, writing and speaking Arabic so they can understand the Qur'an in its original Arabic language, and enhance other Islamic studies.

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  • Why study this course?

    The Master of Classical Arabic at CSU was developed in response to demand from students and the Islamic community for a dedicated program of study focusing on developing skills in reading, writing and speaking the Arabic language in addition to analysing classical Arabic Islamic text.

    The 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.

    You will study core subjects focusing on different aspects of Arabic language, including one subject offering the opportunity to study at a respected Arabic university. You can also select an elective enabling you to focus on Arabic language and Qur'an reading, or Arabic language and Tajweed (Qur'an recitation).

  • 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
    ISL461 Beginner Arabic Language 1
    ISL441 Arabic Skills 1
    ISL442 Arabic Skills 2

     

    Graduate Diploma of Classical Arabic (64)
    To graduate, students must successfully complete 64 points comprising eight (8) subjects of 8 points each.

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

     

    Master of Classical Arabic (96)
    To graduate, students must successfully complete 96 points comprising twelve (12) subjects of 8 points each.

    Core Subjects (96)
    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 of Classical Arabic (32)

    Session 1
    ISL460 Introduction to Arabic Reading

    Session 2
    ISL441 Arabic Skills 1
    ISL461 Beginner Arabic Language 1

    Session 3
    ISL442 Arabic Skills 2

     

    Graduate Diploma of Classical Arabic (64)

    Session 1
    ISL460 Introduction to Arabic Reading

    Session 2
    ISL441 Arabic Skills 1
    ISL461 Beginner Arabic Language 1

    Session 3
    ISL442 Arabic Skills 2
    ISL462 Beginner Arabic Language 2

    Session 4
    ISL443 Arabic Skills 3
    ISL463 Intermediate Arabic Grammar 1             

    Session 5
    ISL464 Intermediate Arabic Grammar 2

     

    Master of Classical Arabic (96)

    Session 1
    ISL460 Introduction to Arabic Reading

    Session 2
    ISL441 Arabic Skills 1
    ISL461 Beginner Arabic Language 1

    Session 3
    ISL442 Arabic Skills 2
    ISL462 Beginner Arabic Language 2

    Session 4
    ISL443 Arabic Skills 3
    ISL463 Intermediate Arabic Grammar 1            

    Session 5
    ISL464 Intermediate Arabic Grammar 2
    ISL465 Advanced Arabic Grammar

    Session 6
    ISL566 Applied Arabic 1: Morphology
    ISL567 Applied Arabic 2: Syntax

    Session 7
    ISL568 Applied Arabic 3: Classical Texts

  • Admission information

    For entry to the Master of Classical Arabic, applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent). Applicants without a tertiary qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Classical Arabic on the basis of professional attainment and/or work experience. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students will be eligible for admission to the Master of Classical Arabic and receive credit for applicable subjects.

    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 Distance Education students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectDistance EducationUnited Theological CollegeFPPGYYYOAAC
    DirectDistance EducationUnited Theological CollegeFPOSYYYJAAC

    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 96 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 for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

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    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.

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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.

  • Preparing for Study

    STUDY LINK

    This School recommends any of the following short, self-paced, online STUDY LINK subjects to students who wish to reinforce knowledge and skills prior to starting at CSU:

    • SSS021 - Transition to University Study

    These subjects are particularly useful for those people who feel that they may have knowledge gaps and need a refresher because they have not studied for some time. STUDY LINK subjects are free for CSU Commonwealth-supported students as soon as they accept their offer of a place; small fees apply for others. They are non-credit bearing subjects.  A Subject Coordinator assists students with any questions. The full subject list and enrolment forms are on the STUDY LINK website.

  • 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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