BA Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies
(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of:- being able to achieve lower intermediate communication in Modern Standard Arabic with native or other competent speakers;- being able to effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms;- having consolidated and extended knowledge and understanding of basic structures of the Arabic language;- being able to demonstrate complex receptive and productive language skills in a variety of contexts;- 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 where Arabic is spoken;- [demonstrate an awareness and understanding of one or more cultures and societies, other than their own, that will normally have been significantly enhanced by a period of residence in an Arabic speaking country.
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 Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, valuable for employment, eg be able to gather and analyse 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;- the ability to appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners;- decision making.
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 a good range of concepts, information and techniques relevant to Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies;- work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;- demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies;- a general ability to evaluate and criticise received opion.