Sesc offers course on Arab-Muslim civilization

Enrolment is open for the open course in ‘The Classic Arab-Muslim Civilization’ at the Social Service of Commerce’s Research and Education Center on April 27 and 28, with professor Beatriz Bissio.

Bruna Garcia Fonseca

São Paulo – The Research and Education Center of the Social Service of Commerce (Sesc), in São Paulo, is accepting enrolments for the open course ‘The Classic Arab-Muslim Civilization’ taught by professor Beatriz Bissio. Classes will take place on April 27 and 28. People aged 16 or older can enroll in the 30-seat course on the Sesc website. Prices range from BRL 15 to BRL 50.

The course will provide an overview of the eponymous civilization and discuss Islam and its contributions to science and culture, among other aspects of the Arab-Islamic world between the 11th and 14th centuries.

The content will be based around the biographies of Ibn Khaldun, the Tunisian who’s regarded as a founding father of modern historiography and sociology, and of Ibn Battuta, the Moroccan Berber explorer who’s considered the biggest traveler in middle-age Islam. The intellectual challenges posed by the period will also be addressed.

Beatriz Bissio holds degrees in History and Journalism. She is currently a professor in the Department of Political Science and the postgraduate course in Comparative History of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), where she also coordinates the Interdisciplinary Study Group on Africa, Asia and South-South relations.

Quick facts

Course ‘The Classic Arab-Muslim Civilization’
April 27, 6 pm to 9 pm and 28, 3 pm to 6 pm
Sesc – Research and Education Center
Rua Dr. Plínio Barreto, 285, 4th floor – Bela Vista, São Paulo
Prices range from BRL 15 to BRL 50 (Sesc members, half and full price)
Enrolments open

Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

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