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3559. Arabic Poetry and Poetics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: Two years of formal Arabic or equivalent proficiency.

Grading Basis: Graded

Selected Arabic poems from pre-Islamic times to the Middle Ages, from Iraq to the Iberian Peninsula. Modes, genres, periods and authors of the Arabic Classical poetic canon. Arabic poetic terminology, criticism and theory. Development of advanced reading, writing and translation skills. Taught in English and Arabic.

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