Postgraduate Course: Advanced Arabic H (IMES11082)
|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||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course is a continuation of AAG in which students are exposed to wider range of topics and skills, acquiring a high level as well as register in spoken and written Arabic.
AAH is aimed at honing the four skills (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking) using more complex and sophisticated level of Arabic. The students are also trained in translation (both ways ) as well as interpreting. For instance, the students will be able to discuss and debate issues in intellectual Arabic around controversial societal and political issues during and after the Arab Spring. They will also get an insight into Arab Women Literature, Palestinian Literature and Postcolonial Literature through the analysis of some short stories, poems and academic articles.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Course only available to students on MSc Advanced Arabic, MSc Middle Eastern Studies with Advanced Arabic or MSc International Relations of the Middle East with Advanced Arabic.
FOR STUDENTS IN YEAR 2 OF AN ARABIC PROGRAMME: YOU MUST HAVE PASSED ADVANCED ARABIC G AT POSTGRADUATE LEVEL (50%) IN ORDER TO TAKE THIS COURSE.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 90,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Coursework - 45%
Final examination (including centrally arranged writtin exam, in-house oral and listening exams) - 55%
||Hours & Minutes
|Outwith Standard Exam Diets May||3:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- hone communicative Arabic skills in speaking through a wide range of communicative activities.
- use their Arabic in simulated practical ways such as interpreting and presenting.
- listen to Arabic interviews and summarise their content.
- fine tune their Arabic so that correct language is used in the correct context.
|All teaching material to be provided by IMES staff.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||a) the ability to deliver clear & concise presentations
b) the ability to communicate in and understand the language of another culture
c) the ability to code switch from different registers of language
d) the ability to learn a language intensively over a short period
e) the ability to write clear, accurate, precise and concise prose.
f) the ability to listen to news broadcasts and summarise the main points both orally and in written form
|Course organiser||Dr Farah Aboubakr
|Course secretary||Ms Monique Brough
Tel: (0131 6)50 3618