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AP5011 Middle Eastern Literary and Cultural Contexts (40)

SCOTCAT credits:40
Academic year(s):2016/7
SCQF Level 11
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

The module provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of important elements of classical and modern Arabic and Persian literatures and cultures from pre-Islamic times to the present. Students will be exposed to a greater variety of literary texts than at undergraduate level and some of these key texts will be explored in detail. Students will be expected to read some key texts in Arabic or Persian depending on their language choice.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for Middle Eastern Literary and Cultural Studies Postgraduate Programme.

Optional for Crossways in Cultural Narratives Mundus Postgraduate Programme. Optional for other MLitt students in outside Modern Languages with permission of both Schools.

PG Pre-requisite(s):First degree in Arabic or Persian or similar knowledge of Arabic or Persian [classical and/or modern standard Arabic or Persian]
PG Anti-requisite(s):AP5013

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 - 2 seminars per week and 3 lectures over the semester.

Assessment pattern

Postgraduate Assessment :Coursework = 100%


Module Co-ordinator:Dr S Talajooy
Module Lecturer(s)/Tutor(s):