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

Postgraduate Course: Advanced Arabic I (IMES11083)

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 Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course will build on Advanced Arabic G 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 a language institution in the Arab world. The student will then have three weeks to complete a small language-based project which must include an interview (or short interviews) (totalling 30 minutes) in Arabic and short report (1,500 words) in Modern Standard Arabic.
Course description Four weeks of intensive language study at a language institution in the Arab world 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Advanced Arabic G (IMES11081) AND Advanced Arabic H (IMES11082)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
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 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Students must attend a language institution in the Arab world for the four weeks with satisfactory results

Short report in Arabic (1500 words) (70%) plus 30 minutes recorded interview or set of interviews (30%).
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. learn advanced Arabic through authentic materials.
  2. develop oral fluency in Educated Spoken Arabic (ESA)
  3. improve the ability to listen to Arabic films and summarise their content.
  4. enhance their aural, oral and reading abilities in Modern Standard Arabic.
  5. apply knowledge of Arabic in carrying out high-level interviews in Arabic.
Reading List
All teaching material will be provided.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and 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
Study Abroad Study will take place at a language institution in the Arab World.
Course organiserMrs Farah Aboubakr
Course secretaryMrs Alisa Wilkinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 4465
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