Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3202: Literature and Translation: Arabic/English Perspectives and Practice

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 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
Informal presentation of translation (individual or group)15 mins1-5Verbal feedback from peers and teacher

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
Portfolio of translation (Arabic-to-English) + critical analysis903500 words (40/60% translation/analysis)1-4, 6Full written (verbal on request)
Seminar participation 1011 x 2hr1-5Oral in class


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
Portfolio of translationPortfolio of translation (3500 words)1-4, 6Full written (verbal on request)
Seminar participationSee note1-5See note

Re-assessment notes

There is no reassessment for seminar participation: in the event of referral or deferral in the summative, the original mark for seminar participation is carried forward.