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Arabic Culture and Literature Courses

ARAB 23000 - Arabic Literature In Translation
A survey of Arabic literature, from the classical to the postmodern period. Emphasis on connections between literary works and contemporary life. Conducted in English; no knowledge of Arabic required. Typically offered Fall Spring. Credits: 3.00

ARAB 23900 - Arab Women Writers
Survey of Arab women writers from North Africa, the Middle East, and Arab communities in the western world. Emphasis on issues of sexuality, marriage, work, travel, and immigration. Conducted in English; no knowledge of Arabic required. Typically offered Fall Spring. Credits: 3.00

ARAB 28000 - Arabic Culture
A historical and literary survey of defining characteristics of Arabic culture from pre-Islamic times to the modern period. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring. Credits: 3.00

ARAB 28100 - Introduction to Islamic Civilization and Culture
This course is a survey of broad currents in the cultures, thought, and civilization of the Muslim world. It emphasizes religious, intellectual, and cultural trends, social and political structures, and contemporary issues of Muslim societies within the current global cultural world. Taught in English. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer. Credits: 3.00

ARAB 33400 - North African Literature And Culture
A view of the culture and society of the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya). Emphasis on issues of race, politics, religion, and gender through literature and other forms of artistic expression, including film and music. Conducted in English; no knowledge of Arabic required. Typically offered Fall Spring. Credits: 3.00

ARAB 58700 - Modern Arab Thought
Prominent and critical issues in modern Arab thought. Identity, historical meaning, the Arab-Islamic cultural legacy, and tradition vs. modernity are engaged through Arab encounters with the West. Conducted in English; no knowledge of Arabic required. Typically offered Fall Spring. Credits: 3.00

 

For more information on Minors in Arabic and Islamic Studies at Purdue, visit:

             https://www.cla.purdue.edu/academic/slc/l/arabic/index.html

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