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Undergraduate Course: Undergraduate Course: Arabic for Beginners at Honours Level (a) (IMES10084)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryArabic for Beginners at Honours Level (a) 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 Not entered
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:  None
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 for Beginners at Honours Level (a)3:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Arabic for Beginners at Honours Level (a)3:00
Learning Outcomes
The course is designed to introduce students to elementary features of Modern Standard Arabic. Students are taught how to read and write the Arabic script and are introduced to some of the main features of Arabic grammar and some basic vocabulary.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Ayah Durkawi
Tel: (0131 6)50 6615
Course secretaryMrs Anne Budo
Tel: (0131 6)50 4161
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