Undergraduate Course: Qur'anic Studies: History, Themes and Practice (REST08014)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will focus on the history, meaning and themes of the Qur'an. It will look at a variety of primary and secondary material as well as revisionist approaches. This will allow students to gain a broad insight into the place and meaning of the Qur'an in scholarship and piety both past and present.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should usually have at least one introductory level Divinity/Religious Studies course at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 33,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Tutorial/seminar presentation: 10%.
One class essay: 30%.
One final exam: 60%.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
| After successful completion of this course, a student will:
- be able to demonstrate an understanding of the origins of the Qur'an, its structure and place in Muslim life and contemporary revisionist approaches;
- be able to analyse and critically evaluate select themes in the Qur'an and their meaning in devotional practice and in the intellectual history of Islam;
- have engaged critically with select primary and secondary sources to understand approaches to the Qur'an by classical and contemporary scholars and the tensions between scripture and society today;
- be able to demonstrate the ability to develop and deliver a presentation for a seminar and have participated in constructive discussion and debate with other seminar members in a respectful manner;
- be able to demonstrate an ability to identify key terms and their meanings;
- be able to demonstrate good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Mona Siddiqui
Tel: (0131 6)50 7912
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900
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