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

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

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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. 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.
Course description 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( 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 133 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework (9 weekly assignments) 40%

End of Term Time-Limited Assignment 60% (written and oral components)
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
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Use a range of Spoken Arabic vocabulary and grammatical structures to talk about habitual events, future plans, wishes, desires, and needs, and giving opinions.
  4. Read and extract targeted information from longer texts, and write both narrative and reflective essays in Modern Standard Arabic on familiar topics.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsIMES Arabic1bLAIBS
Course organiserDr Jona Fras
Tel: (0131 6)50 3625
Course secretaryMrs Anne Budo
Tel: (0131 6)50 4161
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