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AR2001 Intermediate Arabic 1

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
Level:
SCQF Level 8
Semester:1
Planned timetable:10.00 am. If timetable clash, 2.00 pm Wed, Thu and Fri, or 4.00 pm Wed, Thu and Fri

This module, together with AR2002, will enable students to read and write Modern Standard Arabic to intermediate level with the aid of a dictionary, and to speak in standard Arabic on appropriate topics with a limited vocabulary. Oral work and written class work will be based on a series of texts selected for their relevance to the understanding of contemporary issues and culture.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules

Undergraduate

Compulsory for Arabic

UG Pre-requisite(s):AR1002
UG Modules required for:AR2002

Postgraduate

Optional for Middle Eastern History Postgraduate Programme.

PG Modules required for:AR2002

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