Postgraduate Course: Reflections on Gender and Ethics in Classical and Contemporary Islam (REST11016)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will explore how scripture, theology and social realities reflect the complex and competing claims around issues of gender and ethics in Islamic thought and society. Through a variety of primary and secondary sources (in English), the course will look at select ethical themes including medical ethics and criminal law as well as the feminist and human rights debates which continue to challenge and shape Muslim societies and their understanding of spiritual and legal equality.
The course will explore how scripture, theology and social realities reflect the complex and competing claims around issues of gender and ethics in Islamic thought and society.
Through a variety of primary and secondary sources (in English), the course will look at select ethical themes including medical ethics and criminal law as well as the feminist and human rights debates which continue to challenge and shape Muslim societies and their understanding of spiritual and legal equality.
Student Learning Experience Information:
Every week, in each two hour slot, there will be a prescribed close reading in which lecturer and students explore the main arguments of the text. This is followed by student seminar presentations based on themes emerging from those readings which will demonstrate student knowledge, critical engagement and receptivity to class feedback.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||This is a graduate-level course. Please confirm subject prerequisites with the Course Manager.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
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)
||One essay of 4,000 words = 100%
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of key issues around gender and Islam and the capacity to 'read' the relationship between law and ethics.
- Demonstrate the ability to coherently formulate in essay form a 4,000 word paper from either an aspect of gender and Islam or a contemporary ethical issue, in both cases engaging critically with primary and secondary material.
- Demonstrate engagement with the prescribed reading, having discussed texts in lectures and seminars with other members of the class, attended and responded to lectures.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Omar Anchassi
Tel: (0131 6) 50 8953
|Course secretary||Miss Rachel Dutton
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227