University Homepage
DRPS Homepage
DRPS Search
DRPS Contact
DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Postgraduate Course: Advanced Arabic G (IMES11081)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryAdvanced Arabic G is designed for candidates with either an undergraduate degree in Arabic or an equivalent qualification in Modern Standard Arabic. The course will consolidate this knowledge and provide the student with advanced communication skills to enable him or her to function in Arabic at an academic or professional level. Language teaching will be intensive (10 hours per week) and the course will be geared to modern communication. To achieve this students will be taught Intermediate Egyptian Colloquial Arabic, which will be integrated with Media Arabic. This will include a selection of communicative listening, reading and writing activities. There will also be a number of regular e-learning tasks such as micro-blogging. Advanced Arabic G will prepare students to make rapid progress during Advanced Arabic I which will be delivered by the American University in Cairo.
Course description 1. Exploratory Week
2. Arabic Language and the Teaching of Arabic
3. Music & Film in the Arab World
4. Sport in the Arab World
5. Religious Minorities in the Arab World
6. Revision/Innovative Week
7. Women in the Arab World
8. The Arab Spring & Society
9. Media in the Arab World
10. Arabic Popular Culture & Literature
11. Revision
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 100, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 292 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Advanced Arabic G3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. understand in detail lengthy, complex texts in different domains.
  2. understand enough to follow extended speech on abstract and complex topics of academic or vocational relevance.
  3. listen to Arabic interviews and summarise their content.
  4. enhance his/her aural, oral and reading abilities in Egyptian colloquial Arabic and/or Levantine Arabic as well as ability to read critical essays in Modern Standard Arabic.
  5. write clear, well-structured texts on complex topics in an appropriate style with good grammatical control.
Reading List
All material will be provided by IMES teaching staff.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills * the ability to deliver clear & concise presentations
* the ability to communicate in and understand the language of another culture
* the ability to code switch from different registers of language
* the ability to learn a language intensively over a short period
Course organiserMrs Farah Aboubakr
Course secretaryMrs Alisa Wilkinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 4465
Help & Information
Search DPTs and Courses
Degree Programmes
Browse DPTs
Humanities and Social Science
Science and Engineering
Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Other Information
Combined Course Timetable
Important Information