ARABIC

ARAB-426
Arabic Topics (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Topics taught in Arabic explore various aspects of Arabic culture and the Arab world. Usually offered every term. Prerequisite: ARAB-303.

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ARABIC
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Arabic Topics (3)

Introduction to Classical Arabic Literature

This seminar introduces students to classical Arabic literature. Understanding "literature" in a broad sense, the class explores various types of premodern Arabic writing, mostly prose but also poetry. Readings include selections from the Quran, hadith, biographical dictionaries, adab works, geographical and travel literature, etc. While the focus of the course is on honing and improving textual skills, attention is paid to the social and cultural context in which the works appeared.

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ARABIC
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Arabic Topics (3)

Intellectuals and Society in the Arab World

In this seminar students are introduced to important intellectuals and creators of the modern and pre-modern Arab world. The class explores their views of identity, longing, and belonging, in addition to their criticism of society and the place of the individual in it. All this is done through reading, writing, listening, and speaking in Arabic.