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AR4422   Novellas

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

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.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 hours and 1 surgery hour

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 128

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