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AR3421   Arabic Short Stories 1

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

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.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass AR2002

Co-requisite(s): You must also take AR3401

Anti-requisite(s): null

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 hours and 1 surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 130

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 teaching staff: Ms C Cobham