Postgraduate Course: MSc Advanced Arabic Final Project (IMES11061)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area||Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||The Final Project (Advanced Arabic) will involve
one of the following forms:
a) A single authored dissertation of 15,000 words on a topic related to the Arabic-speaking world, and drawing on some Arabic sources, to be submitted by a date specified in the University Regulations.
b) A media report which will include:
- a series 3-4 interviews in Arabic, recorded as podcasts or a formal filmed series of video interviews (15%).
- Reflective thoughts on the interviews once recorded (posted as blog posts; 2000 words in English) (15%)
- 4000 word magazine-style special report in Arabic (posted as a blog post) (50%)
- short report (c. 2500 words excluding bibliography and notes) in English outlining the rationale, summarising the project, with evidence of online research of Arabic sources on the web with appropriate academic methodological sources provided (20%).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Learn enabled: Yes
|Course Start Date
|Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info)
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
- Learn to undertake a sustained piece of independent work that displays and extends the research skills, language training and knowledge acquired in the previous coursework;
- Demonstrate ability to design and execute a research project
- Exercise and consolidate their time- and task-management, presentational, and self-motivational skills in the conduct, presentation, and time- and task-planning of their research scheduling
In addition, students undertaking the research dissertation will:
- Demonstrate the ability to locate and utilise Arabic primary and secondary sources.
In addition, students undertaking the Arabic language pedagogy dissertation will also:
- Demonstrate ability to reflect critically on aspects of teaching practice with reference to relevant scholarly literature
|Final project (100%)|
||Organisational, time-management, writing, planning and research skills.
||Students will be assigned a supervisor with whom they will meet regularly to define the research topic and methodology, identify relevant literature and develop dissertation structure.
|Course organiser||Mr Jonathan Featherstone
Tel: (0131 6)51 1531
|Course secretary||Mrs Linda Grieve
Tel: (0131 6)50 4114
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