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

Undergraduate Course: Arabic 2 (VS2) (IMES08039)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityPart-year visiting students only
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course consolidates the students' knowledge of modern standard Arabic which covers the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The students occassionally read some modern Arabic literature.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesIf you are a visiting student you must pass a placement test, students will be invited to join Arabic 2 Sem2 if they reach 50%. This test will take place at the beginning of January 2018 (Friday 12 January at 10am). Please contact the IMES office ( 1/24, 19 George Square) by email to make arrangement -
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Part-year visiting students only (VV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 40, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 10, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Revision Session Hours 4, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 134 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 64 %, Coursework 16 %, Practical Exam 20 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Mid-semester test (20%)
three-hour examination (80%): written 80%, oral 20%
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. Listening: Students will be able to understand straightforward information about everyday related topics, follow clear speech directed at them, and follow some TV programmes on topics of personal interest.
  2. Reading: Students will be able to understand the main points in straightforward texts and subjects of personal interest, read through simple factual texts in magazines and newspapers, and read simple versions in novels and stories.
  3. Speaking: Students will be able to start a conversation on topics that are familiar, describe incidents, express their feelings, give prepared presentations, give practical instructions on how to do something and express their opinions on abstract topics.
  4. Writing: students will be able to write about a variety of familiar subjects well enough for others to follow their story or argument, and write a detailed description of an experience, dream and imaginary event including feelings and reactions
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Plus tutorials
KeywordsIMES Arabic2VS2
Course organiserMrs Marwa Mouazen
Tel: (0131 6)50 4176
Course secretaryMrs Anne Budo
Tel: (0131 6)50 4161
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