Undergraduate Course: Classical Arabic Literature (IMES10004)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The Classical Arabic Literature course provides an introduction to the study and critical appreciation of classical Arabic poetry and 'belles-lettres'. All materials will be read in Arabic and discussed in English.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Before enrolling students on this course, you are asked to contact the IMES Secretary to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 504182, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org). Students not studying Arabic degrees must contact the course organiser to check level of Arabic language ability before being enrolling on the course.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 courses in a suitable subject area at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
Students will also have to contact the course organiser to check level of Arabic language ability before being admitted to the course.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 30,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One three hour degree exam
one 2,500 word essay
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||3:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Students will gain a good knowledge of the key developments in Arabic 'belles-lettres' and poetry from their respective beginnings to the end of the 'Abbasid' period.
- Students will gain a taste of the works of major classical poets and prose writers through intensive reading of select examples.
- Students will learn to locate classical authors and texts within their historical and cultural context.
- Students will learn to read and understand a range of classical Arabic texts in the original language.
- Students will learn to critically examine the different genres, themes, styles and techniques found in classical Arabic prose and poetry.
|Roger Allen: An Introduction to Arabic Literature|
(Cambridge University Press, 2000)
J. Ashtiany et al. (eds.), 'Abbasid belles-lettres. Vol. 2 of the Cambridge History of Arabic Literature (Cambridge, 1990).
A.F.L. Beeston et al. (eds.), Arabic literature to the end of the Umayyad period. Vol. 1 of the Cambridge History of Arabic Literature (Cambridge, 1983).
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||1st Sit; April; Classical Arabic Literature; 3 hours; 20 sides; June
|Course organiser||Prof Jaakko Hameen-Anttila
Tel: (0131 6)50 4181
|Course secretary||Mrs Vivien Macnish Porter
Tel: (0131 6)50 4182