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Arabic - MST00078M

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  • Department: Centre for Medieval Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Information currently unavailable
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22

Module summary

The aim of the Classical Arabic course is to introduce complete beginners, or those with only a little experience, to the fundamentals of Standard Arabic writing and reading skills, grammar to assist their study of the global middle ages.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2021-22 to Spring Term 2021-22

Module aims

The aim of the Classical Arabic course is to introduce complete beginners, or those with only a little experience, to the fundamentals of Standard Arabic writing and reading skills, grammar, and to raise their awareness about related key cultural aspects.

Module learning outcomes

At the end of the course students should:

  • Have a sound grasp of basic Arabic writing skills and basic rules in grammar.

  • Be able to read simple documents with confidence and to attempt slightly more difficult ones with help.

  • Be able to use the dictionary in search for information, and extract the information they want from documents which they may not be able to translate in full.

  • Understand language-related aspects in Arab culture.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Classic Arabic
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

Pass/fail & Non-compensatable

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Classic Arabic
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback supplied weekly in class and exam results given within 20 working days.

Indicative reading

Recommended Dictionary:

  • Oxford Essential Arabic Dictionary: English-Arabic/Arabic-English. - provided by CMS

  • Imran Alawiye and Sadiq Toma, Gateway to Arabic (Book 1).

  • Handouts designed by the tutor and submitted via the VLE.



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