Undergraduate Course: Literature of the Islamic World (THET10054)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course looks at some of the most significant types of literary and religious output from the Islamic world.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Some prior knowledge of Islam or Islamic history is desirable.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 Divinity/Religious Studies courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| On successful completion of this course, a student will have:
- understood some of the key literary styles of the Islamic world from the earliest to contemporary times;
- engaged critically with primary texts and by judicious use of secondary sources, learnt to appreciate the continuing importance of understanding the different genres of writing both religious and secular within the Islamic world;
- deepened their knowledge of Islamic literature and the kinds of themes which occupied the writings of classical and contemporary thinkers. They will have submitted one short (500 word piece) half way through the course to assess their writing skills although this will not form part of the formal assessment. They will also have submitted two essays (35% and 45% respectively) and one seminar presentation (20% of overall assessment);
- enhanced class engagement through presenting to their colleagues one prepared oral seminar, participated constructively in discussion and shown ability to appreciate class and lecturer feedback to improve their written seminar;
- gained a much deeper and more nuanced insight into the varying kinds of literature that reflect the Islamic world of the past and the present;
- demonstrated an ability to identify key terms and their meanings;
- demonstrated good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Islam, literature, theology, politics, stories, poetry and contemporary writing.
|Course organiser||Prof Mona Siddiqui
Tel: (0131 6)50 7912
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900