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

Undergraduate Course: Introductory Arabic language 2 (IMES07003)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course is suitable for students who have successfully completed Introductory Arabic Language (IMES07001) or Arabic 1a (IMES08026) courses at Edinburgh, or an equivalent level course elsewhere and have a good grasp of reading and writing the Arabic script, a fair command of basic grammar and syntax, including at least the past and the present tense of Form I verbs, and are able to conduct a simple conversation in Modern Standard Arabic.

All students take all elements of assessment, including the examination. Auditing (Class Only) is not allowed.
Course description The course is designed to expand upon students' existing knowledge of Arabic grammar and syntax and will aim to cover, but is not limited to, the following topics: broken plurals, comparatives/superlatives, the dual, irregular verbs, verb forms, and use of different tenses, including the future.
Progression through the grammar points will be done in conjunction with improving the students' reading skills and expanding their vocabulary by covering the topical units of the course book Mastering Arabic 1 (second half) and some selected topics from other sources.
Students will be introduced to basic composition in Arabic (short essay).
Students' oral skills will be developed in class exercises and presentations.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed ( Introductory Arabic Language (IMES07001) OR Arabic 1a (IMES08026))
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements The course is suitable for students who have successfully completed Introductory Arabic Language (IMES07001) or Arabic 1a (IMES08026) courses at Edinburgh, or an equivalent level course elsewhere and have a good grasp of reading and writing the Arabic script, a fair command of basic grammar and syntax, including at least the past and the present tense of Form I verbs, and are able to conduct a simple conversation in Modern Standard Arabic.
Additional Costs Course books (compulsory), dictionary (optional). NB. Students who have completed Introductory Arabic Language will be able to use the same course book
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesEntry is at the discretion of the course organiser and subject to a language test.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  30
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 11, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 160 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework (tba in class) worth 10%
Mid-semester test worth 20%
Degree exam (May diet) worth 70%

All students take all elements of assessment including the examination.
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Introductory Arabic Language 22:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Introductory Arabic Language 22:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Building upon skills acquired in Introductory Arabic Language or equivalent course, students will further develop their knowledge of both written and spoken Modern Standard Arabic.
  2. Expanded knowledge of Arabic grammar, including verb forms, irregular verbs, and use of different tenses.
  3. Extended vocabulary range.
  4. Ability to write short compositions in Arabic.
  5. Ability to conduct conversation on a wider range of everyday topics and to give short presentations in Arabic.
Reading List
Compulsory:

Wightwick, Jane, Gaafar, Mahmoud, Mastering Arabic 1, Second edition,
Palgrave Macmillan, 2007;

Wightwick, Jane, Gaafar, Mahmoud, Mastering Arabic Grammar, Palgrave
Macmillan, 2005 (essential grammar supplement to the above).

Recommended:

Dictionary: Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, edited by
J M. Cowan (any edition).
Additional Information
Course URL htp://www.llc.ed.ac.uk/open-languages
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements No students on programmes owned by IMES will be admitted to this course.

Introductory Arabic Language 2 is not a sufficient pre-requisite for Arabic 2. Those who have successfully completed Arabic 1a (IMES08026) may join the course, but will no longer be able to carry on with Arabic 2.

This course is open to all students as a credit bearing course, or over and above their full credit load, as a non credit bearing course. Visiting Students may only take this course for credits.

Please note that auditing this course is not allowed. You must be enrolled as CE (Class and Assessment including centrally arranged exam).
Additional Class Delivery Information See Web Timetable.

Please note that it is not possible to audit this course.
KeywordsOLIARAB2SEM1&2
Contacts
Course organiserMrs Marwa Mouazen
Tel: (0131 6)50 4176
Email: Marwa.Mouazen@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Helene Thomsen
Tel: (0131 6)50 6949
Email: Helene.Thomsen@ed.ac.uk
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