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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Postgraduate Course: Advanced Arabic 2 (IMES11062)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaIslamic and Middle Eastern Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe course will build on Advanced Arabic 1 and provide the student with advanced communication skills to enable him or her to carry out high level interviews in Arabic. Language teaching will be intensive (20 hours per week) for the first four weeks at the American University in Cairo. The student will then have three weeks to complete a small language-based project in Egypt which must include an interview (or short interviews) (totalling 30 minutes) in Arabic and short report (1,500 words) in Modern Standard Arabic.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 80, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 116 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 50 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
To learn advanced Egyptian Arabic though authentic materials.
To develop students┐ oral fluency in Educated Spoken Arabic (ESA)
To improve students ability to listen to Arabic films and summarise their content.
To enhance students' aural, oral and reading abilities in Modern Standard Arabic
To be able to apply knowledge of Arabic in carrying out high-level interviews in Arabic.
Assessment Information
Pass/fail based on attendance at American University in Cairo for the four weeks.

Short report in Arabic (1500 words) (50%) plus 30 minutes recorded interview or set of interviews (50%).
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Four weeks of intensive language study at the American University in Cairo to focus on the Arab Spring and its influence on novels, short stories and plays.
This will be followed by the short project which will require the student to carry out an interview or series of interviews in Arabic totalling 30 minutes with an accompanying report in Arabic of 1500 words.
Transferable skills a) the ability to conduct recorded interviews.

b) the ability to study a language intensively in a foreign country.

c) the ability to function professionally in a foreign language and in a foreign country.

d) the ability to complete a small project to a strict deadline
Reading list All teaching material will be provided by the American University in Cairo.
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern For the four weeks intensive Arabic this will be delivered in class 4 hours per day with three hours of homework.
KeywordsAA2
Contacts
Course organiserMrs Farah Aboubakr
Tel:
Email: Farah.Aboubakr@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Linda Grieve
Tel: (0131 6)50 4114
Email: linda.grieve@ed.ac.uk
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