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AR3421 Arabic Short Stories 1

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 9
Planned timetable:11.00 am Wed, 11.00 am Thu

This module will study linguistic, literary and cultural aspects of Arabic literary writing with readings from modern Arabic short stories. The module is designed to improve and broaden students' knowledge of Arabic while also including a more analytical and cultural component. Students will be required to translate passages of text and comment on difficulties of literary translation, in the context of a background understanding of the literary and cultural dimensions of the texts.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for Arabic

UG Pre-requisite(s):Permission of the Arabic Honours Adviser
UG Co-requisite(s):AR3401

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2 hours and 1 surgery hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 20
  • Guided independent study: 130

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 60%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 40%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Ms C Cobham
Module teaching staff:Ms C Cobham