Diversity Minor Blog

April 25, 2018

Summer 2018 Courses; Seats still available

Check out these courses that will be offered summer quarter!
ARAB 412 Introduction to Classical Arabic (5) VLPA
(sln 10115)
Prerequisites- ARAB 203 or permission of instructor.
This course is designed for students who are interested in reading Classical Arabic. Authentic texts, principally from the Qur’an, the Hadith (the sayings of Muhammad), and classical poetry will form the basis for study. Students will also listen to recitation of the Qur’an by well-known reciters, as well as poetry and hadith read by acclaimed scholars. The course provides a firm foundation on which to build an advanced study of Classical Arabic, and permits an in-depth reading and discussion of Qur’anic passages and other rich sources of Classical Arabic.
NEAR E 335 Language Conflict and Identity in the Middle East and North Africa (5) VLPA/I&S
(sln 12561)
This course explores social and linguistic aspects of the languages and cultures of the Middle East and North Africa, focusing on the relationship between language and national/ethnic identity from the perspective of group conflict. We examine language policies in colonial and post-colonial states, as well as individual strategies of accommodation and resistance to these policies. The primary focus for this term will be the Arabic speaking countries in the region. The course is taught in English and there is no prerequisite.