Undergraduate Course: Mystical Islam (Sufism) (IMES10033)
|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||This course discusses the salient features of the mystical dimension within Islam and covers the historical background of the tradition and the foremost personalities who played a major role in its development. Moreover, it will examine the primary concepts promoted in Sufism and their manifestation, in both a religious and social context, through translations of the classical works that present both Sufi theory and practice.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
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.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One essay of 2,500 words
One 3-hour examination
Visiting student variant assessment
two 2,500 word essays
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- outline the history of Islamic mysticism.
- explain key mystical concepts, controversies and debates, and their broader religious and intellectual contexts.
- understand and explain Islamic mysticism's social and literary manifestations.
- critically examine and interpret historical materials.
- read and understand various types of Sufi texts in translation.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Jaakko Hameen-Anttila
Tel: (0131 6)50 4181
|Course secretary||Ms Hannah Foster
Tel: (0131 6 )50 4182