Classical Arabic Language & Literature
Explore the development of Arabic language and Literature from the pre-Islamic era to the current epoch. Review major Arabic works in each of the Islamic eras. Explore the role of the Qur'an in the construction of Arabic sciences. Examine a variety of classical texts within the context of each era. Review the 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. The graduate and undergraduate sections will be taught together with extra expectations and additional assignments for the graduate students. 3 units.