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Spring 2018 Religion GR9320 section 001
EVAL SOURCES-ISLAMIC STUDIES
EVALUATING ISLAMIC SOURCES

Call Number 09134
Day & Time
Location
W 4:10pm-6:00pm
406 Hamilton Hall
Points 4
Approvals Required None
Instructor Najam I Haider
Type SEMINAR
Course Description This course focuses on the primarily research skills necessary in the evaluation of classical Arabic sources. Each week students are presented with a set of primary sources and asked to evaluate them in a number of ways including (but not limited to) the identification of (i) important figures, (ii) Qur'ānic and poetic references, (iii) transmission history, (v) authorship, and (iv) historical context. Class discussion draws on the results of student research to highlight those methods central to the field of Islamic studies. Students are also expected to prepare selected texts to be read and translated in class. The course culminates in an independent research project in which students critically analyze a previously unstudied primary source.
Web Site CourseWorks
Department Religion
Enrollment 5 students (10 max) as of 12:12AM Friday, June 22, 2018
Subject Religion
Number GR9320
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Open To Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate, Graduate School of Arts and Science, International and Public Affairs
Campus Barnard College
Section key 20181RELI9320G001

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