Penn State Penn State: College of the Liberal Arts
Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies

RLST 164: Introduction to the Qur’an

RLST 164: Introduction to the Qur’an

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Days:

Tues, Thurs

Time:

10:35 - 11:50 A.M.

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The Qur’an is the sacred text of Islam. Revered by over a billion Muslims today, it is little understood by non-Muslims. This course will introduce students to the literary and religious meanings of this important text, which is seen as both the very word of God as well as the premier example of Arabic style. Attention will be given to the many cultures which have been influenced by this text, especially the Middle Eastern world. All readings will be in English translation.