Postgraduate Course: The Colloquial Language and Literature of Egypt (Level 11) (IMES11045)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course is offered as a new option that will expose students to a range of literary texts from the vernacular tradition of Egypt, hone their abilities to analyze literary texts with sensitivity to historical contexts (especially crucial to the often topical nature of colloquial texts), enhance their understanding of Egyptian colloquial Arabic and their ability to express themselves in that medium, and broaden the scope of the course programme.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
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| On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. To develop familiarity with a selection of key prose authors and poets who have written partly or wholly in a vernacular idiom in Egypt; and with the major genres of vernacular writing and the debates concerning them.
2. To develop the ability to critically analyse a body of works in relation to historical contexts and cultural debates in modern Egypt since the late 19th century, and to consider how 'popular culture' shapes or contributes to public debate and political access in Egyptian society.
3. To enhance students' aural, oral and reading abilities in Egyptian colloquial Arabic and (in the case of secondary works) their ability to read critical essays in modern standard Arabic and discuss them with relevance to the primary readings.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mr Jonathan Featherstone
Tel: (0131 6)51 1531
|Course secretary||Mr Iain Sutherland
Tel: (0131 6)51 3988