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AR4421   Exile and Identity

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

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.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Undergraduate - Before taking this module you should pass pass AR3401 or AR3402 or have equivalent study abroad

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take AR4205

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