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AR1001 Arabic for Beginners 1

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
Level:
SCQF Level 7
Semester:1
Planned timetable:11.00 am or, if timetable clash, 12.00 noon on Mon; 11.00 am or, if timetable clash, 12.00 noon Tue - Fri, or 4.00 pm, Tue, Thu, Fri and 9.00 am Wed, or 2.00 pm, Tue, Thu, Fri and 9 am Wed

This module, together with AR1002, will enable students to read, write and converse in simple Modern Standard Arabic. It will cover the Arabic alphabet and writing system, and begin the study of Arabic grammar. A selection of non-literary modern Arabic texts will be read in class as the basis of language teaching, classroom drills, tests and written assignments and oral class work.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules

Undergraduate

Compulsory for Arabic

UG Anti-requisite(s):Native Speaker of Arabic who is fluent in Modern Standard Arabic, a pass at Higher, A-Level or equivalent.
UG Modules required for:AR1002

Postgraduate

Optional for Middle Eastern History Postgraduate Programme.

PG Anti-requisite(s):Native Speaker of Arabic who is fluent in Modern Standard Arabic, a pass at Higher, A-Level or equivalent.
PG Modules required for:AR1002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:5 language classes and 1 surgery hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 50
  • Guided independent study: 150

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 40%
  • Practical examinations: 20%
  • Coursework: 40%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 40%, approximately 15-minute Practical Examination = 20%, Coursework = 40%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%
Postgraduate Assessment :2-hour Written Examination = 40%, approximately 15-minute Practical Examination = 20%, Coursework = 40%

Personnel

Module coordinator:Mr M Whitehouse
Module teaching staff:Dr F Caiani, TBC, Mr M Whitehouse