Arabic and Islamic Studies (ARIS)

1211. Introduction to Islam

Three credits. Taught in English.

An introduction to the study of Islam as an intellectual and lived religious tradition. Revelation, literature, aesthetics, philosophy, theology, and law in relation to faith practices in diverse Muslim societies across time. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

2200. Arabic Cinema

Three credits. Taught in English.

Arabic films from Morocco to the Levant. Topics include identity, gender, war and displacement, Islamic heritage, pluralism, decolonization, terrorism, and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

3000. Classical Arabic

Three credits. Prerequisite: ARAB 1114 or instructor consent. Taught in English and Arabic.

Review of Arabic grammar through Qur’an and literary texts. Practice in translation and composition leading to command of idioms and vocabulary.

3293. Foreign Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of department head, normally to be granted before the student’s departure. May be repeated for credit.

Special topics taken in a foreign study program.

3295. Special Topics

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary. With a change of topic, may be repeated for credit.

3298. Variable Topics

Three credits. Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary. With a change of topic, may be repeated for credit.

3299. Independent Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. With a change of content, may be repeated for credit.