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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ARAB3010 Arabic Stylistics

20 creditsClass Size: 40

Module manager: Professor Janet Watson
Email: J.C.E.Watson@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

Level 2 Arabic or equivalent

Pre-requisites

ARAB2010Adv Arabic Gram & Translation

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Are you interested in enhancing your writing style? The aim of the module is to provide training in text appreciation through the analysis of genres of writing with special attention to the various stylistic devices and terminology.Pre requisites: ARAB 2010 or equivalent. Form of teaching: lectures. Assessment: Coursework, written examination. For further information see: www.leeds.ac.uk/arabic

Objectives

To provide training in text appreciation through the analysis of genres of writing with special attention to the various stylistic devices and terminology.

Syllabus

Introduction - Definitions of style and stylistic terminology; characteristics of Arabic style including levels of style, the influence of classical Arabic and the problem of diglossia. Text Analysis - A selection of various 'representative' texts including messages, private and official correspondence, the report, the short essay, children's literature, the short story, the novel, the poem and literature in translation.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture212.0042.00
Private study hours158.00
Total Contact hours42.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

preparatory reading for lectures/seminars, student presentations, completion of coursework and exam preparation

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Progress is monitored through:
- fortnightly submitted language coursework, oral presentations and exams
- checking attendance throughout the year
- access to weekly office hours.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentTest (semester one)15.00
In-course AssessmentTest (semester two)15.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)30.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)3 hr 00 mins70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)70.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 13/11/2018 09:25:41

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