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AR4422 Novellas

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:4.00 pm Tue, 2.00 pm Thu

This module will study linguistic, literary and cultural aspects of modern Arabic fiction, with readings in Arabic from novellas written in the second half of the twentieth century, supplemented by readings in English from novellas and short stories by the same and other relevant authors. Students will be required to translate passages of text and comment on difficulties in literary translation and to analyse literary and cultural dimensions of the texts.

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: 22
  • Guided independent study: 128

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