Undergraduate Course: Arabic 4 (IMES10040)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course is a comprehensive, progressive course expanding students' knowledge of Arabic grammar, style, and vocabulary at an advanced level.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Arabic 2 (IMES08006)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| 0
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 76,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 16,
Summative Assessment Hours 7,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||2 x mid-semester tests (15% [i.e. 7.5% each])
December online essay (20%)
Listening assessment (May) (20%)
May exam, 3 hours (45%)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||3:00|
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||1:30|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand, transcribe, and extract information from aural media texts in Modern Standard Arabic on a variety of topics.
- Translate written media texts, such as news reports and opinion pieces, from Arabic into English and vice versa.
- Understand and summarise complex media and literary texts in Modern Standard Arabic.
- Write essays, reports, and opinion pieces in Modern Standard Arabic on a wide variety of topics, from politics and current affairs to culture, social issues, history, and the environment, with appropriate use of high-register grammatical structures such as al-maf'uul al-muTlaq, al-istithnaa', al-Haal, etc.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Jona Fras
Tel: (0131 6)50 3625
|Course secretary||Ms Monique Brough
Tel: (0131 6)50 3618