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

Postgraduate Course: Advanced Arabic F (IMES11086)

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
SummaryThis course provides an immersive learning experience for Arabic language learners at a partner institution in the Middle East between years one and two the MSc in Middle Eastern Studies with Advanced Arabic or MSc in International Relations of the Middle Eastern with Advanced Arabic.
Course description This course is the third element of the Advanced Arabic courses taken by students at the end of year one of Middle Eastern Studies with Advanced Arabic or International Relations of the Middle Eastern with Advanced Arabic degree programmes. Following an assessment on arrival, students will be placed in a class at an appropriate level at an approved language institute in the Arab world (previously Cairo, Amman or Bir Zeit) for ca. 12 weeks. Classes will focus on the 4 language skills in Modern Standard Arabic.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Advanced Arabic D (IMES11039) AND Advanced Arabic E (IMES11035)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Course available only to students on the MSc in Middle Eastern Studies with Advanced Arabic or MSc in International Relations of the Middle East with Advanced Arabic. Students must go abroad in order to progress to Year 2.
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 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 46, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Placement Study Abroad Hours 340, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 198 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 80 %, Practical Exam 20 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The weighting of the assessment components will be:
-2,000 word written essay (60%)
-30 minutes of recorded interview(s) (20%)
-20 minute oral exam (20%)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. improve their Arabic language skills and increase their knowledge of Arab culture and society.
  2. develop their abilities in the relevant colloquial dialect although the focus will be on Modern Standard Arabic.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Study Abroad Students will be sent to language school in the Arab world to undertake language classes. Centres are re-evaluated each year; previously the schools have been in Jordan and Egypt.

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 organiserMr Jonathan Featherstone
Tel: (0131 6)51 1531
Course secretaryMs Monique Brough
Tel: (0131 6)50 3618
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