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AR4461   Classical Arabic Poetry

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: 11.00 am Mon, 11.00 am Thu

The module aims to enable students to understand the development of genres and motifs in classical Arabic poetry and some of the principles of classical Arabic literary criticism. During the semester students will study selected texts and will develop an understanding of how the structures of Arabic grammar and the semantics of Arabic vocabulary work in a variety of poetic genres.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 hours (lectures, seminars and tutorials) 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: Dr O Elmaz or TBC