Undergraduate Course: Elements of Islam (IMES10002)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The 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. It will also give an insight into academic scholarship and debates about these topics.
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:
- explain key concepts and terms in various fields of Islamic learning (e.g. hadith, Qur'anic exegesis, Islamic law, theology, Sufism);
- read and understand central texts in different fields of Islamic learning in their original language and translate them into English;
- explain the significance of selected texts for the development of the respective fields of Islamic thought and place them in their historical context;
- evaluate and critically assess secondary literature on the above topics.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Andreas Goerke
Tel: (0131 6)50 4177
|Course secretary||Mrs Alexandra Marie Aedo Mezeul
Tel: (0131 6)50 3702