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AR4422   Palestinian fiction

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

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 Palestinian fiction, with readings in Arabic from the work of Ghassan Kanafani, supplemented by readings in English from short fiction by the same author and by Palestinian women authors. Students will gain an understanding of some important aspects of recent Palestinian history and culture, in addition to gaining skills in literary translation and analysis.

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 coordinator: Mrs C M Cobham
Module teaching staff: Ms Catherine Cobham