ARAB 301 Graduate Seminar in Classical Arabic Literature (Poetry or Prose)
An overview of the formative elements (geographic, linguistic, ethnic, religious, and cultural) and defining issues (identity, nature, and economic drives), with selective focuses on major trends and figures in Classical Arabic Literature before 1258/657. ARAB 303 Graduate Seminar in an Epoch, a Trend or a Book in Classical Arabic Literature
Negotiating Classical Arabic Literature through the historical method, the thematic approach, or direct textual engagement, the selective focuses of this course cover a wide spectrum of Arabic literary production before 1258/657.
ARAB 305 Graduate Seminar in Qur'anic Studies
A survey of the different problems in Qur’anic studies, such as compilation of the Qur’an, al-nasikh wal-mansukh, al-muhkam wal-mutashabih, the secret letters, and the different schools of tafsir.
ARAB 307 Graduate Seminar in European Literary Criticism and Its Influence on Modern Arabic Literary Criticism
The course studies the rise of the Arabic Romantic Movement, the modern and post-modern trends, structuralism, intertextuality, deconstruction, as well as postcolonial, feminine and cultural studies.
ARAB 309 Graduate Seminar in Arabic Sources
A systematic survey of the major sources of Arabic literary and linguistic study. The different genres represented by these sources are emphasized.
ARAB 311 Graduate Seminar in an Epoch, a Trend or a Book in Modern Arab Literature
Focusing on a period, a trend, a particular author, or book, this course is an in-depth study using modern, critical and comparative approaches to literature.ARAB 313 Graduate Seminar in Folk Literature
An analytic study of Arabic folk literature and its development. Study includes the different influences on folk literature and its impact on Arabic literature during later centuries.ARAB 315 Graduate Seminar in Comparative Literature
This course deals with the theories and methods current in comparative literature in Arabic and worldwide, encouraging research on trans-cultural aspects of literary production, theory and criticismARAB 317 Graduate Seminar in Advanced Semitics or Linguistics
A study of the Arabic grammatical tradition, with special emphasis on the development of the grammarians’ analytic methods. Alternatively, and according to need, the course could offer a survey of comparative Semitic philology.ARAB 351 Special Topics A course that varies in content and focuses on selected topics in language and literature.
ARAB 395A/395B Comprehensive Exam 0 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of adviser.
ARAB 399 MA Thesis 9 cr.
ARAB 401 Tutorial in Arabic Language or Literature 3 cr.
ARAB 480 Qualifying Exam Part I: Comprehensive Exam 0 cr.
ARAB 481 Qualifying Exam Part II: Defense of Thesis Proposal 0 cr.
ARAB 482* PhD Thesis 24 cr.
Every semester. Taken at first thesis registration, then registered for every subsequent semester with sequential letter annotations (a-l; 0 credits) until completion of thesis work.
ARAB 483* PhD Thesis 27 cr.
ARAB 484* PhD Thesis 30 cr.