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RS 4007 / RS 4507

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Z Hadromi-Allouche

Pre-requisite(s): Available to students in Program Year 4. Students outwith DRS subjects are required to get permission from the course co-ordinator prior to admission.

Note(s): This course will be available as RS 4507 in 2012/13.

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.

1 two-hour seminar per week and 1 one-hour lecture per week.

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (50%); 1 essay of 3,000 words (50%)
Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all course work and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: Resits are not generally permitted at level 4.