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RS4507: QUR'AN (2017-2018)

Last modified: 24 May 2018 15:08


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 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Zohar Hadromi-Allouche

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

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

  • Programme Level 4
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • RS3522 Qur'An (Studied)
  • RS4511 Qur'an (Studied)

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 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.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

None.

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: 1 quiz (10%) Continuous assessment (30%) - essay topic, TOC and initial bibliography (10%); introduction (10%); class presentation (10%). 1 essay of 3500 words (60%). Resit: No resit on level 4.

Formative Assessment

Formative assessment occurs throughout the course, based on the student's preparation to and participation in seminars and discussions.

Feedback

Students get detailed feedback on their essays.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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