This course aims to introduce students to the Qur’ān—the central touchstone in Islamic thought and practice—through intensive engagement with the text (in translation) and through exploration of the historical, practical and interpretative traditions surrounding the text. The course surveys historical origins and development, highlights the Qur’ān’s pervasive role in the daily lives, rituals and artistic expressions of Muslims, and examines Qur’ānic form, content, and interpretation.

Notes: Total enrollment limited to 25 students. Required for students with a concentration in Islam and Interreligious Engagement.