College of Arts and Science
This course is meant to introduce students with little or no background to the history, content, and interpretive traditions of the Qur’an. Given the text’s unfamiliarity to most non-Muslim readers, students will spend the first half of the semester learning to navigate and read the Qur’an. Students then spend the second half of the semester examining what Muslims have said about and done with the Qur’an, with an emphasis on the diversity of voices – both past and present – engaged with the text. Graded on A-F basis only.