This course is an intermediate level Arabic course which aims to introduce students to the language of the Qur’an and the classical texts, as well as the general history of the Arabic language before the modern period. The course will be dedicated to learning the grammar of Qur’anic and Classical Arabic (CA), with special reference to the ways in which it differs from Modern Standard Arabic (MSA); we will also incorporate readings of short classical texts, both on grammar and other topics. Students will also learn to use the standard dictionaries and grammars as references for further study.