ISL465 Advanced Arabic Grammar (8)

This subject introduces the student to the development of the study of the Arabic language after the advent of Islam. Main figures, critical books and different methodologies in the study of Arabic will be explored to gain an appreciation of the importance of the study of Arabic for different Islamic disciplines and other fields. Students will continue to advance their knowledge in vocabulary, syntax and morphology as well as begin to access classical non-vowelised textbooks.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
Online
United Theological College
Session 3 (90)
Online
United Theological College

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ISL465. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the development of the study of the Arabic language post-632;
  • be able to formally analyse sentences incorporating the new rules of syntax;
  • be able to conjugate common weak-letter verbs in the appropriate tense, gender, number and person;
  • be able to demonstrate intermediate to advanced level comprehension of technical and non-technical prose; and
  • be able to demonstrate measurable improvement in reading and composition skills.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Development of the study of Arabic language
  • Usage of Arabic in different sciences
  • Nawasib
  • Signs of i'rab
  • Ism mawsul
  • Istifham
  • Jawazim
  • Readings from classical texts

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ISL465 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Engagement and participation
10
2
Online worksheets
25
3
Assignment
30
4
Final written exam
35

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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