Near Eastern Languages and Cultures | Qur'anic Arabic I
N502 | 19709 | Gibrill


An intensive introduction to Classical Arabic with an emphasis on
the Qur’anic text and related Arab-Islamic source materials, such as
Qur’anic commentary, the biography of the Prophet (Sirah), and the
Traditions of the Prophet (Hadith). It aims to provide students in
classical and medieval Islamic fields with the ability to accurately
read and translate classical texts through a foundation in syntax
and morphology. The course is intended for committed undergraduates
who are prepared to undertake a rigorous fast-paced classical
language course and for graduate students who want to master reading
skills in Arabic for research in classical Arabic texts. The course
is particularly suited to NELC graduate students beginning Arabic,
and for graduate students in other Islamic of Middle Eastern
languages and cultures (Hebrew, Persian, Turkish, Urdu, Swahili),
and graduate students in the humanities (history, medieval studies,
philosophy, history of religions).

Prerequisites: None