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

Undergraduate Course: Arabic 1b (IMES08027)

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 1b is designed to compliment the Arabic 1a elementary course in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). It is worth 20 credits and runs in Semester 2 only. Successful completion of Arabic 1a is an essential requirement for entry to the course.
Course description IMPORTANT! Read the information about timetable in the Additional Information box below.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Arabic 1a (IMES08026)
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
Pre-requisitesEntrance test must be taken and passed - Please contact the IMES office for more information :
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  115
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 37, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, Formative Assessment Hours 3, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 133 )
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 S2 (April/May)3:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Students will become familiar with the derived forms of the Arabic verb.
  2. Students will learn to conjugate Arabic verbs in the past, present and future.
  3. Students will expand their Arabic lexicon and be familiar with some basic vocabulary from the fields of culture, history and politics.
  4. Students will learn to talk and write about their daily lives, past experiences and future plans.
  5. Students will learn to translate lower intermediate level texts from Arabic into English and vice versa.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsIMES Arabic 1b
Course organiserDr Ayah Durkawi
Tel: (0131 6)50 6615
Course secretaryMrs Anne Budo
Tel: (0131 6)50 4161
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