Teacher: Friederike Schmidt, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Class Level: Beginners (basic knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic required)
Class Schedule 2021-22: Fridays @ 11:30-12:30 UK Time; yearlong course (Michaelmas-Trinity Terms)
Class Description: This beginner‘s course of Classical Judeo-Arabic (CJA) is designed for students who already have a sound basic command of Arabic (approx. 3-4 semesters of university training) and wish to gain a glimpse into the world of Arabic literature and documents written by medieval Jews. The class will comprise a short theoretical introduction to the phenomenon of JA and important authors as well as a hands-on reading training. Regarding the material read in class, it will be possible to adapt the content (to some extent) to the needs of the individual participants. Prior to the start of the course the participants are asked to familiarize themselves with the Hebrew script and to write a short note to the instructor sketching their prior knowledge as well as their field(s) of interest and expectations regarding the class.
Reference Materials: Forthcoming