Postgraduate Course: Arabic 1B for MSc LAIBS (IMES11065)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The 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. It also continues to introduce students to the fundamentals of Spoken Arabic. This course is only available to students on the MSc in Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies degree programme.
Arabic 1b is designed to complement the Arabic 1a elementary course in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). It also continues to introduce students to the fundamentals of Spoken Arabic. It is worth 20 credits and runs in Semester 2 only. Successful completion of Arabic 1a is an essential requirement for entry to the course.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 8,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 40,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 10,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Coursework (9 weekly assignments) 40%
End of Term Time-Limited Assignment 60% (written and oral components)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Arabic 1A for MSc LAIBS||3:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Read, write, and talk confidently about a range of topics such as daily life, sport and leisure, education, weather, holidays, festivals, and culture and media.
- Use a wide range of Arabic grammatical structures, including the present and future tense, comparatives and superlatives, the subjunctive, complex sentences such as conditionals and subordinates, the derived forms of the Arabic verb, and verb sub-types including hollow, final weak, and doubled verbs.
- Use a range of Spoken Arabic vocabulary and grammatical structures to talk about habitual events, future plans, wishes, desires, and needs, and giving opinions.
- Read and extract targeted information from longer texts, and write both narrative and reflective essays in Modern Standard Arabic on familiar topics.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Jona Fras
Tel: (0131 6)50 3625
|Course secretary||Mrs Anne Budo
Tel: (0131 6)50 4161