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Arabic Literature (Prose)


Prerequisites:

Students should have covered the equivalent of Ebrahim Colleges Arabic Intensive. They should be able to use a dictionary such as Hans Wehr in order to translate texts. Students will typically have already covered, in part or entirely, texts at the level of:

 

قصص النبيين لأبي الحسن الندوي

القراءة الراشدة لأبي الحسن الندوي

قصص كامل كيلاني

 

If you are unsure of whether or not you meet the prerequisite level of Arabic, contact us for an informal assessment.

 

Objectives:

The objectives of this course are:

  • For students to become comfortable reading intermediate - advanced literature
  • For students to start writing in Arabic, starting with simple comprehension questions and building up to essay-writing and creative writing

 

Structure:

The course will be delivered over three terms, with each term focusing on a core text within the classroom. Students are expected to complete extra reading in their spare time. An indicative reading list has been included at the end of this course descriptor. Students who wish to excel should consider the extra reading as compulsory.

 

Each week there will be set reading which must be completed before the following lesson. Students will read and translate in class.

 

Throughout each term students will be expected to prepare the reading and translation of the text every week. They will be given exercises to answer, in Arabic which contributes towards their grade for the year.

 

Term 1

Students will read through Zahrat al-Birsim by Kamil Kaylani.

 

During this term the focus in writing will be on building up to complete paragraphs / pages of writing. This will be achieved through comprehension questions, exercises and lesson summaries.

 

Term 2

Students will read through Al-Yateem by Mustafa Lutfi al-Manfaluti.

 

During this term the focus will be on building up to essay-writing. By the end of the term students will have produced an essay based on Manfalutis al-Yateem.

 

Term 3

Students will read through Al-Boom Wal-Ghirbaan from Kalilah wa Dimnah by Abdullah Ibn al-Muqaffa.

 

During this term the focus will be on working towards creative writing. There will be short essays to be written on the text piece but students will produce one piece of extended writing throughout the term. The topic can be of their choice but must be agreed with the teacher beforehand.

 

Assessment:

The course will be assessed by a combination of coursework and a final exam.

 

 

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessment 3

Term One (25%)

Exercise pack (10%)

Reading preparation(10%)

Attendance(5%)

Term Two (25%)

Exercise pack (10%)

Essay (10%)

Attendance (5%)

Term Three (50%)

Mini-essays (15%)

Creative writing piece (15%)

Final Exam (20%)

 

 

Indicative reading list:

  • All stories by Kamil Kaylani e.g. Alauddin, Sindibaad al-Bahri, Fi Ghabat al-shayaateen
  • Qasas al-Nabiyyeen Parts 1-5 by Abul Hasan al-Nadwi
  • Al-Qiraaat al-Rashidah by Abul Hasan al-Nadwi
  • Mukhtaaraat min Adab al-Arab by Abul Hasan al-Nadwi
  • All works by Mustafa Lutfi al-Manfaluti
  • Al-Ayyam by TaHa Hussein

 

Financial support

If you are committed to joining the Arabic Intensive programme, but cannot afford to pay the full fees, do not worry. It may be possible for you to receive financial assistance from the Mus’ab ibn Umair Fund. Applicants are required to fill in the Financial Support Form in addition to the standard application form for admission. Click here to learn more and apply.


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Arabic Literature (Prose)


Prerequisites:

Students should have covered the equivalent of Ebrahim Colleges Arabic Intensive. They should be able to use a dictionary such as Hans Wehr in order to translate texts. Students will typically have already covered, in part or entirely, texts at the level of:

 

قصص النبيين لأبي الحسن الندوي

القراءة الراشدة لأبي الحسن الندوي

قصص كامل كيلاني

 

If you are unsure of whether or not you meet the prerequisite level of Arabic, contact us for an informal assessment.

 

Objectives:

The objectives of this course are:

  • For students to become comfortable reading intermediate - advanced literature
  • For students to start writing in Arabic, starting with simple comprehension questions and building up to essay-writing and creative writing

 

Structure:

The course will be delivered over three terms, with each term focusing on a core text within the classroom. Students are expected to complete extra reading in their spare time. An indicative reading list has been included at the end of this course descriptor. Students who wish to excel should consider the extra reading as compulsory.

 

Each week there will be set reading which must be completed before the following lesson. Students will read and translate in class.

 

Throughout each term students will be expected to prepare the reading and translation of the text every week. They will be given exercises to answer, in Arabic which contributes towards their grade for the year.

 

Term 1

Students will read through Zahrat al-Birsim by Kamil Kaylani.

 

During this term the focus in writing will be on building up to complete paragraphs / pages of writing. This will be achieved through comprehension questions, exercises and lesson summaries.

 

Term 2

Students will read through Al-Yateem by Mustafa Lutfi al-Manfaluti.

 

During this term the focus will be on building up to essay-writing. By the end of the term students will have produced an essay based on Manfalutis al-Yateem.

 

Term 3

Students will read through Al-Boom Wal-Ghirbaan from Kalilah wa Dimnah by Abdullah Ibn al-Muqaffa.

 

During this term the focus will be on working towards creative writing. There will be short essays to be written on the text piece but students will produce one piece of extended writing throughout the term. The topic can be of their choice but must be agreed with the teacher beforehand.

 

Assessment:

The course will be assessed by a combination of coursework and a final exam.

 

 

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessment 3

Term One (25%)

Exercise pack (10%)

Reading preparation(10%)

Attendance(5%)

Term Two (25%)

Exercise pack (10%)

Essay (10%)

Attendance (5%)

Term Three (50%)

Mini-essays (15%)

Creative writing piece (15%)

Final Exam (20%)

 

 

Indicative reading list:

  • All stories by Kamil Kaylani e.g. Alauddin, Sindibaad al-Bahri, Fi Ghabat al-shayaateen
  • Qasas al-Nabiyyeen Parts 1-5 by Abul Hasan al-Nadwi
  • Al-Qiraaat al-Rashidah by Abul Hasan al-Nadwi
  • Mukhtaaraat min Adab al-Arab by Abul Hasan al-Nadwi
  • All works by Mustafa Lutfi al-Manfaluti
  • Al-Ayyam by TaHa Hussein

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