ISL469 Applied Arabic 1: Sentences and Rhetoric (16)


This subject builds on ISL465 and introduces advanced Arabic grammatical rules in the further use of nouns in complex sentence structures and tenses. Classification of sentences, sentence analysis and use of particles will be addressed. The course also introduces the science of rhetoric for the first time. Students will have exposure and as a result an appreciation of Arabic poetry. Writing, reading, speaking and comprehension practice is included to build further proficiency in the Arabic language.

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Session 3
DistanceUnited Theological College
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLCentre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation

Enrolment restrictions


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to accurately and clearly articulate passages
  • be able to understand the grammatical rules pertaining to different nouns
  • be able to summarize Arabic passages in writing and speech
  • be able to demonstrate usage of words and phrases in different aspects of daily life
  • be able to distinguish between the three types of objects
  • be able to distinguish silent letters
  • be able to understand Arabic poetry at a basic level
  • be able to understand Arabic rhetoric at a basic level


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Maf'ul mutlaq and its deputy
  • Maf'ul lahu
  • Maf'ul ma'ahu
  • Maf'ul fihi
  • The article of invocation
  • Hal and Dhul hal
  • Reading selected passages in Arabic
  • Listening to selected passages in Arabic
  • Conversations in Arabic
  • Writing selected passages from dictation
  • Introducing poetry in Arabic
  • Exception articles (illa, ghairi, khala, 'ada, hasha)
  • Distinctions of nouns
  • Numbers according to gender and inflection
  • Arabic rhetoric
  • Assonance
  • Excerption
  • Counterpoint


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.