ARA 384C • ARABIC LITERATURE IN CLASSICAL PERIOD
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
This course combines close reading and discussion of culturally and linguistically important texts in the Arabic literary tradition with an introduction to major themes and genres from the ancient to the modern periods. The course is primarily intended for students in language and linguistics, or students focusing on modern literature who have not studied the classical tradition. Goals include for students to become proficient and accurate readers of a variety of genres and styles, to gain an overview of the Arabic literary tradition, and to develop a secondary teaching field. Classwork will consist of text analysis and discussion. Weekly assignments will vary among writing, short research assignments on authors and genres, and some translations to work on close reading skills.
Preparation for and participation in class 20% Weekly assignments 40% Well-annotated syllabus for a literature class 40%