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Fall 2017
Sep 22, 2017
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ARAB 201 - Intro to Islamic Civilization
This course is designed as an introduction to Islamic civilization and thought and requires no prior knowledge of Islam or Middle Eastern History. It will focus on the political, social and religious institutions that shaped Islamic civilization as well as on the intellectual and scholarly traditions which characterized the Arab and Muslim world from the pre-Islamic time onwards. Beginning with the geographical, cultural and historical context of the rise of Islam, the life of the Prophet, the Qur’an, it will extend through the pre-modern time, with a special emphasis on texts. The readings consist of a selection of translated primary sources as well as complementary background essays. In addition to the political history of this period, we will discuss a wide range of social and cultural themes including the translation movement, science and literature, art and architecture as well as gender issues. Films and Audios will be also solicited.

?This course fulfills the College HALC (Humanities, Arts, Literature, Culture) requirements for undergraduate students.

Sessions: one hour/week discussion session.
?Optional: one hour/week discussion session in Arabic?

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Arabic Department

Course Attributes:
Mean Grade is Calculated

Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      MN or MC Graduate

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