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ARAB5012M Comparative Arabic/English Stylistics 2

15 creditsClass Size: 30

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

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisites

ARAB5011MComparative Arabic/English Stylistics 1

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module should enable students to understand and analyse key stylistic features of Arabic and English, with a focus on the following: 1. The grammatical level;2. The sentential level; 3. Thematic structure; 4. The discourse and intertextual levels; 5. Metaphor and idiom.

Objectives

On completion of this module, students will have an understanding of some more advanced aspects of stylistics in Arabic and English, and of key stylistic differences between the two languages.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able analyse the key stylistic features of Arabic and English texts listed in Outline Syllabus (immediately below), and show coherently how texts in the two languages typically differ. Students should also be able to express themselves clearly and to present their work in line with normal academic standards.

Skills outcomes
Analytical skills
Critical thinking
Independent working
Research skills
Time management


Syllabus

1. The grammatical level;
2. The sentential level;
3. Thematic structure;
4. The discourse and intertextual levels;
5. Metaphor and idiom.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture112.0022.00
Seminar102.0020.00
Tutorial211.0021.00
Private study hours87.00
Total Contact hours63.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Students do (i) pre-reading from the Comparative Arabic/English Stylistics Module Booklet, and (ii) Pre-lecture (interactive classroom) formative assignments to be subsequently discussed in class.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students have 1 marked formative assessments.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
AssignmentTake-home assessment30.00
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)1 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: 24/04/2018

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