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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Postgraduate Course: Islam in the Modern World (From 1800) (IMES11004)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaIslamic and Middle Eastern Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course examines some of the interactions between Islam and the various faces of 'the modern world' during colonial and post-colonial periods. A case-study approach will be used to identify currents of thought influencing such interactions. This will offer a basis for exploring 21st century issues. Case studies will be variously approached through student presentations, class discussion of set reading, and lectures.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Course book - 4
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
1. Describe and analyse some key events that have challenged Islamic thinking and shaped Muslim/non-Muslim relationships.
2. Identify and use relevant literature and other media sources and resources.
3. Identify and analyse currents of thought affecting contemporary discussions and events.

They will also develop analytical and presentational skills.
Assessment Information
One 2000 word essay, one 2 hour exam
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Andrew Newman
Tel: (0131 6)50 4178
Email: Andrew.J.Newman@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Rhona Hajcman
Tel: (0131 6)51 3846
Email: Rhona.Hajcman@ed.ac.uk
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