Modern Languages: Arabic and Global Communication BA Honours

University of Westminster
In London

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location London
  • Bachelor's degree
  • London

The Arabic and Global Communication BA is designed to develop your knowledge, use and understanding of the Arabic language and culture, along with the skills needed for effective communication in the professional global environment.
The course enables you to achieve a good or high level of linguistic competence in Arabic in all four skill areas (reading, writing, listening and speaking), and demonstrate a good or high degree of proficiency in mediating between Arabic and English.
You will be able to function linguistically in diverse cultural situations, and acquire qualities and skills in areas such as interpersonal communication and organisational skills, flexibility and tolerance, analysis and argument, autonomy and team working, and team management. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.
Our Arabic courses are only available to beginner or 'false beginner' entrants – false beginners are students who may be able to read the Arabic script, and/or have the equivalent to one or two years' part-time study. Please note that we may need to test you to determine your entry point.
Course content.

You will study an integrated curriculum with a focus on applied language skills and cultural studies, supported by a rigorous development of your foreign languages skills in all areas. You will develop a high level of competence in oral and written communication in Arabic, proficiency in language transfer skills, a thorough knowledge of Arabic culture, and the ability to function linguistically in diverse cultural situations.
Global Communication will improve your ability as an intercultural communicator through analysis of key issues affecting how our ideas are shaped and communicated in a global society, where our interactions are no longer confined by national, regional or cultural boundaries.
Teaching and learning takes place through a combination of formal lectures, seminars and...


Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, HA1 3TP, London, England
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Starts On request
Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, HA1 3TP, London, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Communication Training
Team Training
Part Time

Course programme

Subjects of study
The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course. For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the full course document.
Year 1 (Credit Level 4)
Subjects of study include:
Intercultural Communication: an Introduction
Interpersonal Global Communication: Concepts and Strategies
Introduction to the Study of Language and Culture
Objects and Meaning: World Cultures in London Galleries and Museums
The Arabic World and the Word
Year 2 (Credit Level 5)
Subjects of study include:
Culture(s) and Conflict(s): Representations of War, Conflict and Revolution across World Cultures
Expressions of Arabic Culture
Language, Power and Institutions: Decoding Dominant Narratives
Screening Memory through Food, Music and Childhood
Complex Narratives: Representation, Meaning and Identity
Multilingual e-Collaboration: Transposing Current Affairs
Work Placement/Work Shadowing Experience in a Language/Culture Setting
Year 3 (Credit Level 6)
Subjects of study include:
Developing Career Competences for Linguists
Dissertation/Professional Project
Dreaming the Same Dream? Concepts of Happiness across Cultures
Gender Matters: Femininities, Masculinities and Trans-Cultural Practice
Narrating the Other: Politics and Literature
People and Things on the Move: Identity, Place and Memory in and across Diasporic Spaces
Professionalising Global Communication
Themes in Contemporary Arabic Studies
The Course content.
is listed by year, corresponding to the full-time mode of study. If you study part-time you will study the same content, spread over six to eight years.
Westminster electives
As part of your course you can take elective modules. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable.

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