Classical Arabic Language & Literature
Explore development of Arabic language and Literature from pre-Islamic era to current epoch. Review major Arabic works in each of the Islamic eras. Explore role of the Qur’an in construction of Arabic sciences. Review content and forms of essential texts of the science of Islamic Studies, including tafsir (Qur’anic exegesis), sirah (biography of the Prophet Muhammad), Hadith, travel literature, biographical literature. Graduate and undergraduate sections will be taught together with extra expectations for graduate students. Prerequisites: 400 level Arabic or advanced-high proficiency in MSA. One course.