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AR4421 Exile and Identity

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:2.00 pm Tue, 2.00 pm Thu

This module will study linguistic, literary and cultural aspects of recent Arabic fiction, with readings from short stories mainly written by men and women writers from the Gulf and North Africa. The emphasis will be on the treatment of exile and identity within fiction mainly from the cultural margins of the Arab world, with secondary readings in English and class discussion.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for Arabic

UG Pre-requisite(s):AR2001, AR2002, AR3401 or Study Abroad, AR3402 or Study Abroad

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