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DR504C: QURAN AND COMMENTARY (2016-2017)

Last modified: 15 Feb 2017 16:01


Course Overview

The Qur'an is the main text of Islam – the divine word. This course will discuss traditional and scholarly approaches to the Qur'anic text, its history, structure, themes and challenges with which it confronts the readers. We will examine various exegetical and scholarly approaches to the Qur'an, and various options for understanding some Qur'anic chapters. We will also explore other Islamic and scholarly literature that developed around the Qur'an. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Zohar Hadromi-Allouche

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will discuss the main text of Islam – the Qur'an, the divine word. We will discuss traditional and scholarly approaches to the history of the text, its structure, themes and challenges with which it confronts the readers. We will examine various exegetical approaches to the Qur'an, as well as scholarly approaches, and various possibilities of understanding some Qur'anic chapters. We will also explore other Islamic and scholarly literature that developed around the Qur'an. 

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

2 book reviews of 1,000 words each, 10% each (20%); Essay plan and annotated bibliography (1000 words) (10%); A 5,000 word essay (70%).

Resit: 1x 6,000 word essay

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Formal and informal feedback will be given following submission of assessment as well as throughout the course, in formal sessions and one to one communication between student and co-ordinator. 

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