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

Postgraduate Course: MSc Advanced Arabic Final Project (IMES11061)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryThe Final Project (Advanced Arabic) will involve
one of the following forms:

a) A single authored dissertation of 15,000 words on a topic related to the Arabic-speaking world, and drawing on some Arabic sources, to be submitted by a date specified in the University Regulations.

b) A media portfolio on an agreed theme that will include:
-A series of 2-3 discussion interviews in Arabic (including an introduction before the interviews and a short summary afterwards by the student in Arabic) recorded as podcasts or a formal filmed series of video interviews, and comprising approximately 30 minutes in length (20%)
-A 4000 word magazine-style editorial report written in informative, journalistic Arabic (40%)
-A Research Report (c.4500 words excluding bibliography and notes) in English summarising the project and outlining its rationale, with evidence of Arabic sources provided as well as reflective thoughts on interviews once recorded (40%).

Information on progression to the final project/ dissertation is available in the Taught Assessment Regulations and the School's Programme Specific Handbook for MScT Students.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 5, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 578 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Final project (100%)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. design a sustained piece of independent work that displays and extends the research skills, language training and knowledge acquired in the previous coursework;
  2. execute a research project ;
  3. exercise and consolidate their time- and task-management, presentational, and self-motivational skills in the conduct,presentation, and time- and task-planning of their research scheduling.
  4. Students undertaking the research dissertation will: Locate and critically engage with Arabic primary and secondary sources.
  5. Students undertaking the Arabic language pedagogy dissertation will also: Reflect critically on aspects of teaching practice with reference to relevant scholarly literature.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Organisational, time-management, writing, planning and research skills.
Course organiserMr Jonathan Featherstone
Tel: (0131 6)51 1531
Course secretaryMs Monique Brough
Tel: (0131 6)50 3618
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