Interuniversity FNRS Postgraduate seminar in Arabic Texts

lglor2901  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Interuniversity FNRS Postgraduate seminar in Arabic Texts
5.00 credits
15.0 h
Q1
Language
French
Prerequisites
Sound knowledge of Classical Arabic, at the level of the Masters programme.
Main themes
Each year, this cross-institutional seminar is organized for two entire days and highlights a specific corpus of texts belonging to Arabic literature, mostly of the Classical period. Texts to be studied derive from Muslim, Christian, Jewish and confessionally neutral environments, and concern one of the relevant genres: geography or travel accounts, historiography, scientific and religious texts, poetry, texts for entertainment, etc. The seminar is organised in turns by the participating universities (UCL, ULg, ULB) and each time deals with the recent or current research carried out by a visiting scholar (usually from abroad), who will define the corpus of texts, in collaboration with the local organizers. Students are expected to actively engage in group discussions with the visiting scholar. Please note: for UCL students, the texts in question may (partly) coincide with texts studied in other courses, notably Classical Arabic II (GLOR 2661-2662) and Middle Arabic (GLOR 2721-2722).
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of the course, the student should have acquired :
- thorough familiarity with a specific aspect of Arabic literature, particularly of the Classical period, and its historical, religious and cultural settings;
- advanced knowledge of modern scholarly approaches to various aspects of Arabic literature;
- the communication skills required to actively contribute to a discussion on a relevant topic.
 
Content
This cross-institutional seminar highlights a specific corpus of texts belonging to Arabic literature, mostly of the Classical period. The seminar is organised in turns by the participating universities (UCL, ULg, ULB) and each time deals with the recent or current research carried out by a visiting scholar. Students are expected to actively engage in group discussions.
Teaching methods
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Evaluation methods
Certification of partipation.
Other information
Support : texts will be distributed partly prior to the seminar, in digital format (for UCL, on the iCampus digital environment), and partly during the seminar.
Bibliography
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Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies