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    Vassar College
  Dec 15, 2017
Catalogue 2017-2018
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AFRS 212 - Arabic Literature and Culture

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
This reading, writing and conversation course is designed to familiarize students with various genres of classical and modern Arabic prose and poetry from the pre-Islamic period to the present. We read, discuss, and write about themes and topics which have been central to the cultural discourses in various periods of the region’s history. These topics include:  religious diversity, Muslim and Arab scientists and their contribution to world culture, the arts and musical genres, among many others. Students taking this course form a more in-depth understanding of the texts examined and their significant contribution to the formation of an Arabic cultural ethos and an Arab system of values. The course also enhances students’ oral and writing skills through weekly presentations on the readings and writing assignments. Tagreed Haddad.

The course is open to any student who has taken AFRS 207  or AFRS 208 .

Three 50-minute periods.

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