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RS3522: QUR'AN (2017-2018)

Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 19:18

Course Overview

This course will discuss the main text of Islam the Qur'an, the divine word. We will learn about the history of the text, its structure and the challenges with which its reader is confronted. We will examine various exegetical approaches to the Qur'an, as well as scholarly approaches, and read and discuss some Qur'anic chapters. We will also familiarise ourselves with the Qur'anic exegesis and other Islamic and scholarly literature that developed around the Qur'an.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Zohar Hadromi-Allouche

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • RS4507 Qur'An (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown


More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st attempt:  

Quiz (10%); Essay topic, TOC and initial bibliography (10%); Introduction (10%); Class presentation (10%)                                                                   

1 essay of 2,500 words (60%).     




Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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