Skip to content

Module Catalogue

Breadcrumbs navigation

AR2004   Introduction to Classical Arab Culture

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 8

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 9.00 am Mon, Tue and Thu

This module aims to give an introduction to classical Arab culture by exploring the intellectual history of the Arab world and the context of its development during the early and classical period (6th-15th centuries). The course will cover subjects such as the history of the Arabian Peninsula up until Abbasid times; the Arabic language, its history, script and literature; the Qur'an, its style and content; Islamic theology and philosophy; science and knowledge in Islam; and Islamic art and architecture.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 lectures and 1 surgery hour

Scheduled learning hours: 30

Guided independent study hours: 170

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr O Elmaz
Module teaching staff: Dr O Elmaz or TBC