Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2144: Reading Qur'anic Arabic

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Close reading, grammatical explanation, linguistic analysis, and translation of selected text from the Quran
Close reading, grammatical explanation, linguistic analysis, and translation of selected text from the Quran

Close reading, grammatical explanation, linguistic analysis, and translation of selected text from the Quran
Close reading, grammatical explanation, linguistic analysis, and translation of selected text from the Quran
In-class test
Close reading, grammatical explanation, linguistic analysis, and translation of selected text from the Quran
Close reading, grammatical explanation, linguistic analysis, and translation of selected text from the Quran
Close reading, grammatical explanation, linguistic analysis, and translation of selected text from the Quran
Close reading, grammatical explanation, linguistic analysis, and translation of selected text from the Quran
In-class test
Revision

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
24126

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 20Weekly 2-hour seminar consists entirely of close reading and the necessary grammatical and linguistic analysis and explanation of a selection of Meccan Suras, focusing on developing the correct understanding of all relevant grammatical points and the practical ability to identify the Arabic morpho-syntactic structures and underlying verbal roots, and to locate the proper forms in the dictionary
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 1First in class translation test from the Koran, with Arabic-English dictionary
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 1Second in class translation test from the Koran, with Arabic-English dictionary
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 2Written examination devoted to translation, with Arabic-English dictionary, of representative selection from the Koran
Guided Independent study110Students at this stage of Arabic will normally need to prepare for at least 5-10 hours a week in total to undertake the assigned reading, grammar study and analysis for each week's seminar.
Guided Independent study16Private study

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/