Postgraduate Course: MSc Advanced Arabic Final Project (IMES11061)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||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 portfolio on an agreed theme that will include:
- a series of 2-3 discussion-interviews in Arabic (including an introduction before the interviews and a short summary afterwards by the student in Arabic) recorded as podcasts or a formal filmed series of video interviews, and comprising approximately 30 minutes in length (20%).
- Reflective thoughts on the interviews once recorded (2000 words in English) (20%)
- A 4000 word magazine-style editorial report written in informative, journalistic Arabic (40%)
- A short report (c. 2500 words excluding bibliography and notes) in English summarising the project and outlining its rationale, with evidence of Arabic sources provided (20%).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 5,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Final project (100%)
|No Exam Information
| Students will:
- 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
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Organisational, time-management, writing, planning and research skills.
|Course organiser||Dr Nacim Pak-Shiraz
Tel: (0131 6)50 8432
|Course secretary||Mrs Alisa Wilkinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 4465