Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ARAM214: Islamic Culture and Civilization

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Week 1 - Islamic Origins
Week 2 - Classical Islamic Imperium
Week 3 - Institutions
Week 4 - Thinking about God, Thinking about the Human
Week 5 - The Intellectual Life
Week 6 - The Spiritual Life
Week 7 - Sacred space, time and person
Week 8 - The Gunpowder Empires and Culture
Week 9 - Law and Jurisdiction
Week 10 - Pre-modernities and Modernities
Week 11 - Islam and postmodernities

The eleven classes will each have a breakdown of the following:
Background lectures; student-led seminars and presentations on chosen texts and audio-visual and new media resources; group discussions and assignments; role-play.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
22 1280

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities22Classroom hours
Guided independent study128 Independent study

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy

Other Learning Resources

University Library, Research Commons, Web resources in Middle East and Islamic Studies