Course Description

Course Name

Islam

Session: VLNS3420

Hours & Credits

20 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Overview

Assessment: essay (2000 words) [50%], oral seminar presentation with written handout and analytical summary for a total of 1500 words [50%]
This module provides students with a critical introduction to a variety of issues related to Islam, in both historical and contemporary contexts. Students will analyse the historical, theological, cultural and political issues which inform the discourse on Islam, as well as Islam as a world religion with particular emphasis on contemporary developments in selected Islamic countries. Special emphasis will be given to Muslim approaches to the issues, i.e. those from within the tradition, and how they compare to outsiders? perceptions.

*Course content subject to change