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

Undergraduate Course: Arabic 1a (IMES08026)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryArabic 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.
Course description IMPORTANT! Read information about timetable in the 'Other Requirements' box below.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements All students attend five Arabic classes per week. On Mondays the cohort is split into two, with each group attending a lecture at either 9.00 am or 2.00 pm. Students will be allocated to a lecture group and they should attend each week at the allocated time.

On Tuesdays to Fridays students attend language classes which will be scheduled each day at 9.00 am, 10.00 am, 12.00 pm and 2.00 pm. Students will be allocated to a group of approx 20 - 25 students, and they should attend the same group each day at the allocated time.

Students attending language classes at 9.00 am and 10.00 am will attend the 9.00 am lecture on Mondays, and students allocated to the 12.00 pm and 2.00 pm language classes will attend the 2.00 pm lecture. Students will be allocated to groups according to their availability.

Any queries should be directed to the course secretary:
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  115
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( 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 143 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 72 %, Coursework 10 %, Practical Exam 18 %
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)
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Arabic 1a3:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Students will learn to read and write the Arabic script.
  2. Students will acquire knowledge of some of the basic features of Arabic grammar.
  3. Students will acquire some basic Arabic vocabulary.
  4. Students will learn to exchange greetings, introduce themselves and engage confidently in basic conversations.
  5. Students will learn to translate elementary texts from Arabic into English and vice versa.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsIMES Arabic 1a
Course organiserDr Jona Fras
Tel: (0131 6)50 3625
Course secretaryMrs Anne Budo
Tel: (0131 6)50 4161
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