This course is designed to provide a broad introduction to classical Arabic literature from the pre-Islamic period to the first centuries of Islam’s ‘golden era’. Emphasis is placed on classical Arabic grammar, textual analysis, translation, and situating the select readings in their proper contexts. Students are required to prepare the primary source texts in advance using dictionaries and other reference works. They are also required to read the assigned secondary literature prior to class. Course conducted in English and Arabic.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: Prerequisites: ARAB 2002 and ARAB 2120, or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages