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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2122: Themes in Modern Arabic Poetry

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

Module Aims

This module is intended for those of you with no prior knowledge of Arabic poetry. It focuses on Arabic poetry from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, tracing its transition from a classical to a modern art form. It covers a variety of different poetry schools and movements, studying them in their proper historical context and paying attention to matters of form. Aside from instruction in aspects of modern Arabic poetry, those of you on this module receive training in close reading and critical analysis.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. comprehend the various schools of modern Arabic poetry and their different themes and characteristics.
2. understand the relationship between literature and life and be able to relate changes in poetic form to wider historical processes
Discipline-Specific Skills3. discuss with confidence a variety of cultural movements in modern Middle Eastern history..
Personal and Key Skills4. critically apply research and analytical skills..