Undergraduate Course: Arabic 1a (IMES08026)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Arabic 1a is an elementary course in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). It is worth 20 credits and runs in Semester 1 only. No previous knowledge of Arabic is required for entry to the course.
IMPORTANT! Read information about timetable in the Additional Information box below.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 37,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 10,
Formative Assessment Hours 3,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Class work - 10% (regular written exercises and tests)
Examinations- 90% (80% of this examination mark is awarded for the written paper, and 20% for the oral)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Arabic 1a||3:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||3:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Students will learn to read and write the Arabic script.
- Students will acquire knowledge of some of the basic features of Arabic grammar.
- Students will acquire some basic Arabic vocabulary.
- Students will learn to exchange greetings, introduce themselves and engage confidently in basic conversations.
- Students will learn to translate elementary texts from Arabic into English and vice versa.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||A quota of 120 students, with preference given to: (1) Students admitted to a degree programme including Arabic or Middle Eastern Studies or Islamic Studies (Honours)and Visiting Students, then students will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Arabic 1 Lectures are delivered at 9am on M-T-Th and Fr; lectures are repeated at 2pm on the same days. Students will be allocated to a lecture group either at 9am each day or 2pm each day. Note that most students will be allocated to a 2pm Lecture group. Any queries should be directed to the course secretary A.Budo@ed.ac.uk.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Plus a weekly tutorial of 50 minutes.
|Keywords||IMES Arabic 1a
|Course organiser||Dr Ayah Durkawi
Tel: (0131 6)50 6615
|Course secretary||Mrs Anne Budo
Tel: (0131 6)50 4161