Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2121: Themes in the Arabic Short Story

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Christina Phillips (Convenor)


ARA2000 Year Abroad


ARA2139 Intermediate Arabic Language II

Available via distance learning


This module is intended for those with no prior knowledge of Arabic literature. It focuses on the Arabic short story, covering its genesis and development with reference to the socio-political context. It explores the major themes and techniques of the Arabic short story and provides you with basic training in literary theory and textual analysis. If you are specialising in Arabic, this is one of the list of core modules that you will normally take. The Arabic short story is a vibrant and exciting window into the literary style and world of Arab culture and should enthuse you to deploy your linguistic and textual skills.

Module created

October 2002

Last revised