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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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HUM 295-04 - Special Topic: On Animals, Jinn and Humans: Arabic Tales and Falsafa

4 credits (Spring)
Cross-listed as: ARB 295-02  or GLS 295-01 .  Examining Arabic philosophical literature of falsafa, students learn about the significant developments in falsafa, its main achievements, essential arguments, and influence on Arabic and Islamic thought. Readings include Kalila wa Dimna, a collection of fables whose heroes are animals; Hay lbn Yaqzan, a novella on which many jungle book stories are based; and The Case of the Animals versus Man Before the King of the Jinn/Demons, and works of philosophers of illumination, such as al-Suhrawardi. Course is taught in English.

Prerequisite: Second-semester standing.
Note: Plus-2 option available.
Instructor: Abdelfattah