NES 1952

NES 1952

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course will expose English-speaking students to the major ideas of the Quran, with attention to how those ideas emerged in conversation with the inhabitants of Arabia and the Near East in Late Antiquity. We will read the Quran in English translation, with attention to the form, style, language, and sound of the text. Topics to be discussed will include law, theology, polemics, ritual, and exegesis. One session per week will be devoted to writing. Students will bring a first draft of essays to class, share drafts with one another, and critique one another's work. Instructor will identify and discuss key issues, e.g., thesis statement, topic sentences, and grammatical issues (active versus passive voice, comma splices, the use of "this" and "it", etc.).

When Offered Fall.

Course Attribute (CU-ITL)
Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

Comments No knowledge of Arabic is needed.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18243 NES 1952   SEM 101

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