Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2011: Year Abroad Arabic Media Project

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  1. Preliminary discussion with Tutor/Module Coordinator followed by
  2. Independent research and study with regular contact with Tutor/Module Coordinator &
  3. Comments on and support with the development of the media project including through formative assessment and feedback.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity 12Tutorials with Tutor/Module Convenor and IAIS language colleagues. These tutorials (conducted before departure to the year-abroad location and via the internet) are meant, initially, to establish the viability of the planned research, and to provide advice on its focus and direction, and then to provide advice on different aspects of the ongoing work and to monitor progress. The majority of tutorials will be individual (1 to 1) but there will also be group tutorials (approx. 4 x 1 hour).
Guided Independent Study 52Preparation for and reflection on, tutorials with supervisors.
Guided Independent Study 116Researching topic and creating media project storyboard/outline.
Guided Independent Study 120Completing final draft of media project.

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/