Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3152: Folklore and Identity in the Middle East

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

How this Module is Assessed

In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.

Formative Assessment

A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Short presentation on one of the weekly readings15 minutes4-9Verbal feedback

Summative Assessment

A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Essay502,500 words1-5 and 7-8Written comments and mark
Presentation 3015 minutes4-9Oral feedback, written comments, mark
Article review 201,000 words3,7,8 Written comments and mark


Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
EssayEssay1-5 and 7-8Rescheduled during term time
Presentation 15 minutes4-9Rescheduled during term time
Article review 1000 words3,7,8 Rescheduled during term time

Re-assessment notes

The presentation can be re-assessed by an essay on a title agreed with the module convenor, usually close to the subject of the presentation. 

The essay and article review may be reassessed subject to the rules of mitigation/condonement.