Topics in Arabic Language and Culture: Classical Arabic Prose

ARA 404

Spring 2020
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Introduces the conventions of major genres of history, belles-lettres and religious thought of medieval Arab/Islamic civilization. Primary emphasis is on reading comprehension and developing confidence in approaching classical sources; we will also develop skills in writing through projects, and in speaking through discussions and presentations. The course is divided into one and two-week units, focusing on excerpts from major texts. For their final project, students will complete a major reading and writing project on a text of their choice.
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Section C01