Arabic 4 (Postgraduate)
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Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
At the end of the course, a student should be able to demonstrate . . .
- knowledge and understanding of Advanced Arabic grammar
- knowledge and understanding of a wide range of Arabic vocabulary
- knowledge and Understanding of a wide range of Arabic texts
- ability to produce written Arabic at an advanced level
- ability to understand and operate at a wide range of Arabic registers
- ability to communicate in Arabic at an advanced level
- knowledge and understanding of the role of language in general, and Arabic in particular, in language-based scholarship and research (specific learning outcome for PG students)
This course will be taught over 22 weeks with 3 hours classroom contact per week in language classes. 10 research seminars to be taken within SOAS. Attendance to be proven by signature from chair and to be submitted to the Associate Dean for Masters by the last day of term 2.
Scope and syllabus
The course provides teaching and learning of advanced level Arabic language. It covers wide variety of texts covering literature, politics, religion, science etc… Teaching will cover reading, analysing, writing listening and speaking.
A series of special PG lectures with associated seminars structured around the six themes Structure, Texts, Identity, society, Translation and Transformation (provided for PG students studying different languages) introduces students to general questions of role of language in language-based scholarship and research and provides them with the critical and methodological skills to relate their language acquisition to the thematic aspects of the study.
Method of assessment
Two three-hour written examinations taken in May/June (50% (25% each)); a 3,000 word (or equivalent) translation to be submitted on day 1, term 3 (30%); an oral examination of 25 minutes duration taken in May/June (20%).