Undergraduate Course: Introduction to Islam B: Religious Thought and Culture (IMES08024)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course gives an introduction to the main branches and traditions of religious thought and manifestations of religious culture, which developed over the centuries following the rise of Islam up to the modern period. These include religious law, theology, philosophy, Sufism and political thought. The course will explore central themes in these fields, but will also focus on some narrower topics of interest, which may be relevant to the contemporary situation.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| Students should be able to:
1. understand some of the key discussions and themes in the main branches and traditions of Islamic thought,
2. grasp classical and modern perspectives on important themes and practices,
3. understand something of the diversity of Islamic views and practices.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||IMES Intro B
|Course organiser||Dr Andreas Goerke
Tel: (0131 6)50 4177
|Course secretary||Mrs Anne Budo
Tel: (0131 6)50 4161