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Postgraduate Course: Arabic 1B for MSc LAIBS (IMES11065)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course introduces the basic structures of Arabic grammar and is designed to teach students to understand, speak and write modern standard Arabic to an advanced elementary / low intermediate level. This course is only available to students on the MSc in Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies degree programme.
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 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 18 %, Practical Exam 10 %
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)Arabic 1A for MSc LAIBS3:00
Learning Outcomes
Students learn to read and write the Arabic script.
Students acquire knowledge of up to 1,000 key vocabulary items and the core concepts of Arabic grammar.
Students will gain the ability to understand, speak, read and write elementary Modern Standard Arabic to an advanced elementary / low intermediate level.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsIMES Arabic1bLAIBS
Course organiserDr Ayah Durkawi
Tel: (0131 6)50 6615
Course secretaryMrs Anne Budo
Tel: (0131 6)50 4161
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