Postgraduate Module Descriptor


ARAM103A: New Approaches to Islamic Thought

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

We will study classical Islamic thought and society (with a focus on political thought and historiography) in the context of world history. For each week, we will read approximatively 150 pages. Every lecture will consist of three presentations of 20 minutes by students followed by 20 minutes of discussion. Each of the three presentations will summarise 50 pages of the text required for the lecture. The weekly schedule will be discussed at the introduction class.

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
22 128 0

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

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities22 hoursClassroom hours
Guided independent study128 hoursIndependent study

Online Resources

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