Postgraduate Course: Advanced Arabic I (IMES11083)
|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||The course will build on Advanced Arabic G and H and provide the student with advanced communication skills to enable him or her to carry out high level interviews in Arabic. Language teaching will be intensive for four weeks at a language institution in the Arab world. The student will then have three weeks to complete a small language-based project which must include an interview (or short interviews) (totaling 30 minutes) in Arabic and short report (1,500 words) in Modern Standard Arabic.
Four weeks of intensive language study at a language institution in the Arab world to focus on the Arab Spring and its influence on novels, short stories and plays.
This will be followed by the short project which will require the student to carry out an interview or series of interviews in Arabic totaling 30 minutes with an accompanying report in Arabic of 1,500 words.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Co-requisites|| Students MUST also take:
Advanced Arabic G (IMES11081) AND
Advanced Arabic H (IMES11082)
||Other requirements|| Course available only to students on MSc in Advanced Arabic. Students must go abroad in order to progress.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 80,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students must attend a language institution in the Arab world for the four weeks with satisfactory results
Short report in Arabic (1500 words) (70%) plus 30 minutes recorded interview or set of interviews (30%).
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- learn advanced Arabic through authentic materials.
- develop oral fluency in Educated Spoken Arabic (ESA)
- improve the ability to listen to Arabic films and summarise their content.
- enhance their aural, oral and reading abilities in Modern Standard Arabic.
- apply knowledge of Arabic in carrying out high-level interviews in Arabic.
|All teaching material will be provided.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||a) the ability to conduct recorded interviews.
b) the ability to study a language intensively in a foreign country.
c) the ability to function professionally in a foreign language and in a foreign country.
d) the ability to complete a small project to a strict deadline
||Study will take place at a language institution in the Arab World. Students will responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements overseas. Information sessions and advice will be provided during the academic year leading up to the study abroad period. Students will also be responsible for immigration compliance, including ensuring valid passports as well as researching and obtaining the correct visa for their study abroad period.
|Course organiser||Dr Farah Aboubakr
|Course secretary||Ms Monique Brough
Tel: (0131 6)50 3618