HDS 4070

Sufi Traditions in Classical Persian Literature

Chad Kia


Readings in Persian Sufi literature from early post-Islamic centuries to Attar, Rumi, Hafez, and others, with emphasis on fundamental themes of the Sufi tradition. Practice in grammar and composition at an advanced level will develop the student's ability to read high literary texts, both in prose and poetry. Note: The course lectures and readings will be in English but there will be a separate section for students with adequate knowledge of Persian to read the text of the Masnavi in Persian. Prerequisite: At least two years of Persian or equivalent.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: No
Jointly offered as Persian 151r

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0.50 credits
Spring 2015
Mon Wed 2pm-3:30pm
Course location to be announced.

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Islamic Studies
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Islam
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) Content language course