Master of Arts (Classical Arabic)

Course Overview

Graduate Certificate in Classical Arabic

This course develops a foundational level of proficiency together with broad-based knowledge and critical skills in the study of the classical Arabic language. The course prepares students for further academic study in classical Arabic and assists students develop a basic proficiency in the recitation of the Qur'an together with introductory writing, speaking and reading skills in Arabic language, including grammar.

Course Objectives:

  • Impart understanding of classical Arabic at introductory level
  • Provide foundational knowledge of the Arabic grammar and its application in fine classical Arabic literature
  • Provide foundational knowledge and the history of the Arabic language

Graduate Diploma of Classical Arabic

This course develops intermediate level of proficiency together with a foundational knowledge and analytical skills in the study of classical Arabic. The subjects assist in developing an intermediate understanding of Arabic grammar through the study of Islamic texts written in classical Arabic. The course prepares students for further academic study in classical Arabic.

Course Objectives:

  • Impart an in-depth understanding of classical Arabic
  • Provide intermediate knowledge of the Arabic grammar and its application in fine classical Arabic literature
  • Provide intermediate knowledge and the history of the Arabic language

Master of Arts (Classical Arabic)

This course develops advanced classical Arabic language proficiency and independent research and analytical skills in classical Islamic texts. The subjects assist in developing an advanced understanding of Arabic grammar through the study of Islamic texts written in classical Arabic. Through the course, students develop expertise in classical Arabic and an ability to understand and analyse the Qur’an as well as classical Islamic texts in their original Arabic form.

Course Objectives:

  • Impart an in-depth of knowledge of classical Arabic
  • Provide advanced knowledge of the Arabic grammar and its application in fine classical Arabic literature.
  • Provide in-depth understanding of Arabic grammar and its application in Islamic theology, law, exegesis and hadith disciplines.
  • Provide advanced knowledge and the history of the Arabic language

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