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AR4462   Classical Arabic Prose

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: 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 prose, as well as some principles of classical Arabic literary criticism. During the semester students will study a variety of classical Arabic prose texts and will develop an understanding of how the structures of Arabic grammar and the semantics of Arabic vocabulary work in a variety of literary genres.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Admission to Honours Arabic

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 hours (lectures, seminars and tutorials) 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: TBC