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BA Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies

Year 1

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of:

- being able to present a structured and coherent simple argument;
- being able to communicate in Modern Standard Arabic at a survival level / so as to sustain everyday conversation with a native or other competent speaker;
- having acquired / being able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic structures of the Arabic language and its writing systems where applicable;
- being able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of one or more aspects of the cultures, history, social,and political structures of the societies of the country or countries of the Arabic language.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- qualities and transferable skills related to the subject area(s) studied, valuable for employment, eg. be able to gather and process information from a variety of paper, audio-visual and electronic sources, be able to use IT effectively both as a means of communication and as an aid to learning;
- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility, research skills in library, time management;
- the ability to appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners;
- research skills in library, time management i.e. through work logs and diaries.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

- demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies;;
- work that covers a restricted area of the subject;
- demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies.


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