Course code Valo3149
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
6 9 96 68 28 144
E-courses Valo3149: Arabic VI
Course annotation The aim of the course is to introduce students to contemporary as well as classical Arabic literary texts as well as the language of Arabic Media enabling them to read, comprehend, comment and analyze a written text in Arabic.

Course responsible lecturer Jānis Priede
Results The course will develop the following skills:
1. Fluent reading,
2. Familiarization with contemporary Arab authors,
3. Familiarization with Arab cultural milieu,
4. Introduction to new morphological and syntactic constructions.



Course plan Total number of hours: 96
1. Ibrahim Al-Kouni, the Ore
Introduction. The author and his oeuvre (L) 2h
reading, analyzing the text (L) 8h

Workshop on the semantic analysis of Ibrahim Al-Kouni's texts (W) 4h

2. Yusuf Idriss, the Glance
Introduction. The author and his oeuvre (L) 2h
reading, analyzing the text (L) 8h


Workshop on the semantic analysis of Yusuf Idriss' text (W) 4h

3. Al-Tayib Salih, Unique Cities
Introduction. The author and his oeuvre (L) 2h
Reading, analyzing the chapter on Baghdad (L) 8h
Reading, analyzing the chapter on Almadinah (L) 6h
Reading, analyzing the chapter on Bangkok (L) 6h
Reading, analyzing the chapter on Sydney (L) 6h

Workshop on the semantic analysis of Al-Tayib Salih's texts (W) 6h

4. Reading, discussing and analyzing various texts found in the Arab media on current political, economic and cultural events (L) 20h, (P) 10h

Workshop on the semantic analysis of media texts (W) 4h
Requirements for obtaining credit points Attendance and active participation in 75% of lectures and 2 seminars at least, as well as completing homework (50% of the final mark) and passing the final oral and written examination (50% of the final mark).






Study programmes Asian Studies