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Middle Eastern Studies: Textual Sources - Area Studies

This course provides in-depth training in reading and analyzing advanced Arabic non-fiction text in translation.

Within the course students will read and analyze different types of translated Arabic non-fiction text, by focusing on the genres, contexts and authors of the chosen texts. The course will also deal with relevant theories and methods.

  • Course structure

    The course consists of one module 7.5 credits.

    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of lectures and seminars. The language of instruction is English.

    Course planning and resources

    The course planning and resources can be found in the learning platform Athena.


    The course is examined on the basis of a written assignment. The language of examination is English.


    Astrid Ottosson al-Bitar

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.