Content

Students of this unit will be taught elementary level Arabic language. In addition, they will examine the life and works of several key contributors to Christian Arabic literature such as Severus, Bishop of Ashmunin known as Ibn al-Muqaffa. Several other authors will be studied such as Abu Shaker Ibn al Rahib, and the 'Assal family, who composed works in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries on a wide range of subjects including theology, biblical and canonical studies, history, and linguistics.

Unit code: AL1100A (Approved)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit discipline: Languages

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning outcomes

1.

Read and translate selected elementary Arabic texts, demonstrating an understanding of basic Arabic grammar

2.

Demonstrate knowledge of the life and works of several key contributors to Christian Arabic literature

3.

Reflect upon various aspects of Coptic culture within Christian Arabic Texts.

Pedagogy

Lectures

Assessment

Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Essay

Paper 1 - 1500 words.

0 40.0
Essay

Paper 1 - 1500 words

0 40.0
Written Examination

1 hr Exam

0 20.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit record last updated: 2019-01-29 12:46:21 +1100