Spring 2023

The Qur'ān As Literature

Listed in: English, as ENGL-297  |  Religion, as RELI-280

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Tariq Jaffer (Section 01)


(Offered as RELI-280 and ENGL-297.)

Intensive study of the rich literary repertoire of the Qur’ān. An introduction to its literary qualities, including style, structure, eloquence, and unity; and an introduction to its characters (principally the prophets) and themes. We will further study the Qur’ān as Arabic literature, as Abrahamic literature, as Late-Antique literature, as Mystical literature, and as World literature. No pre-requisites. First year students welcome. 

Spring semester. Professor Jaffer.

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Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Emphasis on written work, readings, and oral presentations.


2022-23: Offered in Spring 2023