Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
| N695: Classical Arabic Rhetoric (2 cr)
N605 | 3039 | Stetkevych
N695: Classical Arabic Rhetoric (2 cr)
Time and Day: 4:00p-6:00p MW
Prof. Suzanne Stetkevych
*1st 8 weeks
The majority of class time will be devoted to reading and translating selections from 'Abd
al-Qahir al-Jurjani's Asrar al-Balaghah (Secrets of Eloquence) and I'jaz al-Qur'an (Inimitability
of the Qur'an). Each student will also present a report on a topic of his/her choosing in the field
of Classical Arabic and/or Western rhetoric. This will be presented orally to the class and in
final written form (8-10 pp.) at the end of the 8-week session. Grades will be based on
attendance and participation (66%) and course paper (34%).
Reading knowledge of Classical Arabic.
*Students can sign up for additional credits (and work) under N590 Directed Readings in Arabic
or N695 Topics in NELC. Please consult the instructor.