Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ARAM103: New Approaches to Islamic Thought

This module descriptor refers to the 2015/6 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15.00
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks), term 2 (0 weeks) and term 3 (0 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Istvan Kristo-Nagy (Convenor)

Co-requisitesARAM102 (2nd core module for MA in Islamic Studies)
Available via distance learning


This required core seminar will provide a foundation for further research of MA students in four key respects: (1) to give a overview of several key areas of "Islamic thought" (understood as the intellectual, written formulations of various Islamic cultural traditions in various historical settings) in their actual social and historical contexts; (2) to train students in the methods of close, reading appropriate to each of the specific Islamic intellectual traditions covered in this course; (3) to acquaint students with some of the pioneering secondary studies in each selected area of Islamic thought; and (4) to offer students an opportunity to develop their expository skills in oral, classroom presentation of their research and reading. The actual seminar topic and assigned readings will be adjusted each year to match the background and research interests of incoming MA students.

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