Undergraduate Course: Elements of Islam (IMES10002)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The Elements of Islam course will give students an understanding of key and representative problems and debates in Islamic thought through the study of a selection of primary and secondary texts. By studying these texts, students will also gain familiarity with the Qur'an and its role in Islamic theology and thought.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Before enrolling students on this course, you are asked to contact the IMES Secretary to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 504182, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org). Students not studying Arabic degrees must contact the course organiser to check level of Arabic language ability before being enrolling on the course.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 courses in a suitable subject area at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
Students will also have to contact the course organiser to check level of Arabic language ability before being admitted to the course.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Critical understanding of key concepts and terms in various fields of Islamic learning (e.g. hadith, Qur'anic exegesis, Islamic law, theology, Sufism)
- Familiarity with central texts in different fields of Islamic learning in their original language
- Ability to explain the significance of selected text for the development of the respective fields of Islamic thought
- Ability to evaluate and critique secondary literature on the above topics
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Andreas Goerke
Tel: (0131 6)50 4177
|Course secretary||Mrs Vivien MacNish Porter
Tel: (0131 6)50 3528