Postgraduate Course: Arabic 2b for PG Credit (IMES11106)
|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||Arabic 2b for PG credit consolidates the students' knowledge of modern standard Arabic. It is an intermediate course in modern standard Arabic (MSA). The course will concentrate on the main linguistic skills i.e. reading, writing, speaking and listening. Specific attention will be given to the grammatical structures of Arabic.
Arabic 2b is an intermediate course in modern standard Arabic (MSA). This course is designed to lead on from Arabic 2a. It provides a further development of linguistic skills in the modern language. Grammatical structures and oral skills are further developed. Selected texts in Modern Standard Arabic are studied. The course is intended not only to lay the foundation of Honours work, but also to be a self-contained unit. Knowledge of basic grammatical structures will be revised and extended. The class follows a combination of the specially designed exercises and photocopied extracts from different books, websites, and blogs. Translation exercises are regularly given to students. The course is aimed to introducing the Arabic language, culture and civilization to students. The course will concentrate on the main linguistic skills i.e. reading, writing, speaking and listening. Specific attention will be given to the grammatical structure of Arabic.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Arabic 2a for PG Credit (IMES11105)
||Other requirements|| Admission to the course is conditional on passing Arabic 2a or an entrance exam. This test will take place during January Welcome week. Please contact IMES office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 40,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Revision Session Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Coursework: 20% (Mid-semester test)
Written Exam: 60%
Practical/ Oral exam: 10%
||For the mid-term test, students will be given the chance to review their answer sheets/marks and the course organiser will go through all the questions with students in class. For the oral exams, detailed feedback will be provided upon request
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Arabic 2 May||3:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Arabic 2||3:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Listening: understand straightforward information about everyday related topics, follow clear speech directed at them, and follow some TV programmes on topics of personal interest.
- Reading: understand the main points in straightforward texts and subjects of personal interest, read through simple factual texts in magazines and newspapers, and read simple versions in novels and stories.
- Speaking: start a conversation on topics that are familiar, describe incidents, express their feelings, give prepared presentations, give practical instructions on how to do something and express their opinions on abstract topics.
- Writing: write about a variety of familiar subjects well enough for others to follow their story or argument, and write a detailed description of an experience, dream and imaginary event including feelings and reactions.
|All resources of the course are in-house materials and are available on Learn. |
Hans Wehr, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic (ed. J. M. Cowan)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||A. Research and Enquiry: Students will be able to use the basic Arabic they have learned in research projects, and seek out opportunities in the Arab world and in communication with Arabic speakers.
B. Personal and Intellectual Autonomy: Students will be able to read the Arabic script, and understand and independently evaluate texts, sources, and speech in the language.
C. Communication: Students will develop communication skills in Spoken and Standard (written) Arabic, and enhance their understanding of and engagement with the Middle East and Arabic-speaking communities.
D. Personal effectiveness: Students will learn to function independently in basic Arabic, influence positively through communicating with others in Arabic, and adapt to new situations where Arabic is spoken.
||Admission to the course is conditional on passing Arabic 2a or an entrance exam. This test will take place during Welcome week. Please contact IMES office by email at email@example.com
|Keywords||Modern Standard Arabic,Spoken Arabic,Grammar,Reading,Speaking,Translation,Listening
|Course organiser||Mrs Marwa Mouazen
Tel: (0131 6)50 4176
|Course secretary||Mrs Anne Budo
Tel: (0131 6)50 4161