The Quran: Beauty, God, and Power

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
The Quran: Beauty/God/Power
Spring 2024
Taught By: Raha Rafii
Section: AX

CRN: 14832

Credits: 4

When is the Quran a text, a physical object, or an experience? This seminar explores the significance of the Quran in historical and contemporary Muslim communities in various regions beyond its typical Western depiction as a “holy book.” We will utilize a multi-disciplinary approach to examine the role the Quran has historically played in mysticism, religious interpretation, and law, how it functions as a ritual and devotional object, and the visual and aural aesthetics associated with it. Since this is a seminar-plus course, the class includes visits to sites in New York City related to arts of the Quran. Knowledge of Arabic or Islamic Studies not required for this course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Liberal Arts (LIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:20pm EDT 6/21/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 262
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/8/2024