Postgraduate Module Descriptor


ARAM214: Islamic Culture and Civilization

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Aims

This module is designed to give the M level students a critical and advanced introduction to study the world of Islam. Its aims are to provide the foundation for students who wish to specialise in Islamic studies and to headline the major issues, debates and discussions within the study of Islam from the earliest period to the contemporary world.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate a deep understanding of the study of Islamic culture and civilisation;
2. have developed to a higher degree the relevant analytical skills needs to study the texts and material products of Islamic culture and civilisation;
3. Demonstrate a sophisticated ability to engage with technical and theoretical debates relating to the categories of Islamic culture;
4. demonstrate an advanced ability to analyse comfortably the products of Islamic culture over time from the origins of Islam in Arabia to the variety of Islams in the present.
Discipline-Specific Skills5. find, use and analyze secondary and primary data relevant to specific issue areas
6. contextualise issues discussed in a wider context and deploy critical arguments.
Personal and Key Skills7. apply critical and analytical skills to the study of resources and construction of arguments;
8. demonstrate an ability to undertake careful historical, intellectual and cultural analysis