Respect Graduate School Presents Its
QURAN CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
A One Year Program For Enhancing Reading and Understanding of the Qur’an
ARABIC I: FOUNDATIONS OF QUR’ANIC ARABIC – MORPHOLOGY taught by Dr. Halim Calis
(Online M,W,F: Sept. 3 – Nov. 2 and On-Campus Nov. 9, 10, 11)
This course is the first part of a two-semester sequence. It focuses on ṣarf (morphology or the study of the word). By accessing the basic structure of the word –the trilateral root– students can then go on to deciphering meanings based upon standard structures associated with the addition of “extra” letters to the trilateral root. Besides the derivative verbs and nouns, the students will also learn about non-derivative nouns and dependent words such as prepositions, pronouns, demonstratives etc. A great deal of examples, assignments, and practices in the course enhances students’ linguistic skills and competency in the classical Arabic. Thus the course provides a unique educational experience by following the traditional style of learning corroborated by modern techniques.
ARABIC II: FOUNDATIONS OF QUR’ANIC ARABIC – GRAMMAR taught by Dr. Halim Calis
(Online M,W,F: Feb 4 – April 26 and On-Campus May. 3, 4, 5)
This course is the second part of a two-semester sequence and focuses on naḥw (grammar or the study of the sentence). Through this course, the students will learn functions of words in a sentence and will be able to analyze grammatical structures. The students will also peruse Arabic texts written on various subjects in different Islamic sciences under the tutelage of the instructor. Assigned texts will strengthen their knowledge of morphology that they learned in Arabic I and enrich their vocabulary. The course then will give them the opportunity of putting their theoretical knowledge into practice.
QUR’ANIC EXEGESIS I taught by Instructor TBA
(Online Saturdays, Sept. 8 – Oct. 6 from 5:00-7:00 PM and On-Campus Nov. 9, 10, 11 from 9-4:00 PM)
QUR’ANIC EXEGESIS II taught byInstructor TBA
(Online Saturdays, Feb. 9 – April 27 from 5:00-7:00 PM and On-Campus March 15, 16, 17 from 9-4:00 PM)
QUR’ANIC EXEGESIS III taught byInstructor TBA
(Online Saturdays, Jun. 15 – Aug 3 from 5:00-7:00 PM and On-Campus July 12, 13, 14 from 9-4:00 PM)
Dr. Halim Calis holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from the University of Chicago, Divinity School, an M.A. in Islamic Theology from Marmara University, and another M.A. in World Religions from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. His research interests include Qur’anic Studies, Islamic Spirituality, Ottoman History and Islamic History.
To Apply to the Qur’an Certificate Program at Respect Graduate School, please
Complete the Application Form Here.
*Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, so you may apply at any time, however, please note that Fall classes begin September 1, so
you must enroll by ***August 30th*** to attend Fall Classes.