MELC 10101: Introduction to Arabic Culture and Civilization taught by Ghada Bualuan, MW 12:30-1:45. No Arabic Required! Satisfies the University Literature Requirement!
This course is an introductory survey of Arabic culture and civilization. The course will trace the origins of the Arab people and their distinctive culture and literature. The revelation of the Qur'an to the Prophet Muhammad and subsequent development of Islam will be treated in detail. Following this, the course will focus on the spread of Islamic civilization, its interactions with other cultures, and its contributions to scholarship in the areas of philosophy, science, literature, art, and architecture.