Singapore University of Social Sciences

Jawi and Malay Literature

Jawi and Malay Literature (MLL311)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: Malay

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Linguistics and Languages

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


This course focuses on the role of Jawi in Malay classical literature. Students will be exposed to practice in reading and writing the Jawi script. Students will be required to interpret Jawi texts as well as to discuss the importance and relevance of Jawi today.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JAN


  • Introduction to Jawi
  • Reading Jawi in Malay Literary texts
  • Reading Jawi in Malay Literary texts (Modern)
  • Types of Jawi texts
  • History and Politics of Jawi
  • Role of Jawi in classical Malay Literature

Learning Outcome

  • Interpret Jawi writing (B3)
  • Analyse the role of Jawi in Malay society (B4)
  • Recommend the use of Jawi in Malay Language education (B5)
  • Demonstrate understanding of Jawi prose or poetry (B3)
  • Appraise the importance of Jawi in present day Malay society (B4)
  • Propose a plan to revitalize the use of Jawi (B5)
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