Fall 2024

Islam: Authors and Texts

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as ASLC-286  |  Religion, as RELI-286


Tariq Jaffer (Section 01)


(Offered as ASLC-286 and RELI-286) (Formerly offered as ASLC-381 and RELI-381)

Close readings of “classics” from the Islamic world. Topics may include: theories of language and revelation; the role of the human intellect and imagination; ritual and prayer; ethics and responsibility; prophecy and miracles; the Quran and its interpretation; salvation. All readings are in English. No prerequisites. First-year students are welcome. 

Fall Semester. Professor Jaffer.

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Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Emphasis on written work, readings, and oral presentations.

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Other years: Offered in Fall 2024