Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


Being a Muslim in America Today

A lecture by

Julia Shearson

Executive Director of CAIR-Ohio (Council on American Islamic Relations), Cleveland Chapter

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 12:30 pm

Trinity Cathedral (2230 Euclid Avenue), Room A (next to Café AhRoma)

For more information please contact Dr. Abed el-Rahman Tayyara:


Course: ARB 475/HIS 388/REL 475/WLC 375

The Qur'an Language, History, and Religion

MWF | 12:25 —1:15 pm | Spring 2018

This course is taught in English. Students taking the course as ARB 475 will have the majority of their reading and writing assignments in Arabic . Students taking the course as HIS 388, REL 475, and WLC 375 will have reading and writing assignments in English.

The course is designed for all students, especially those interested in history, Arabic language, and religious studies and aims to take students on a journey into the Qur’an with regard to its form, content, and impact. The course consists of three main components which are structured around the following three areas:

- First, examining the Qur’an as a historical text, this course traces the formative stages of Islamic history and its role in the making of Islamic historical identity.

- Second, since the Qur’an constitutes the foundation upon which Modern Standard Arabic is built, the course analyzes the linguistic structure and style of the Qur’an and its uses in modern writings.

- Finally, the religious aspect of this course is dedicated to the introduction of the Qur’an as the key text of the Islamic faith, practices, and civilization. The course uses the Qur’an to make an analytical comparison between Islam and other monotheistic religions.

For more information, please contact Dr. Abed el-Rahman Tayyara: or 216-687-5138.


New Course: WLC393(SEC. 2)/CHN393

Chinese Culture through Film

MWF | 2:35 – 3:25 pm | Spring 2018

Learn about China, its people, culture, and society through selected films from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong with regards to a number of topics, including social life, philosophy, religious beliefs, historical events, traditional medicine, martial arts, cuisine, and performance arts.

Taught in English; Assignments in English (WLC393) or Chinese (CHN393)

CONTACT: Prof. Hui Pang (Rhodes Tower 1208)
Phone: 216-523-7121