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AR3423   Fannanat: Arab Women's Creativity in Modern Arab Culture

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Module to be capped at 10 if possible; spaces allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

Planned timetable: Lectures: Wednesday, Thursday (9am), Practicals: Wednesday, Thursday (9am)

This module explores the work of some of the most significant Fannanat, Arab women artists and intellectuals and their contribution to Modern and contemporary Arab cultures. The module will focus on four main media of artistic expression and cultural significance: poetry, fiction, film and non-fictional writing (essay, article, autobiographical writing). The main aims of the module are to consolidate the students' knowledge of modern standard Arabic, and to enhance their active use of it (through speaking and writing). The module is also designed to develop the students' analytical and critical skills of texts and films as they become acquainted with the contribution of women to modern Arab culture and society. All written primary sources will be in Arabic (films will be in Arabic with subtitles), secondary sources will be either in Arabic or in English. Oral presentations and the oral exam will be in Arabic, in-class discussions and written work will be either in Arabic or in English.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass AR2001 and pass AR2002

Co-requisite(s): You must also take AR3401 or take AR4401

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 hour lectures (1 week), 2 hour seminars (8 weeks), 2 hour practicals (2 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 130

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 60%, Oral Examination = 40%

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

Re-assessment: 2-hr Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr F Caiani
Module teaching staff: Dr Fabio Caiani