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BA Arabic and Islamic Studies(No longer recruiting from 2023/24)

Year 3

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

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

- being able to achieve lower intermediate communication in 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 the subject area(s) studied, 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 the area of study;
- work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;
- demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to Arabic and Islamic Studies;
- a general ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion.


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