Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ARAM248: Texts and Traditions in Islamic Intellectual History

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


NQF Level7
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Istvan Kristo-Nagy (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


In this module we will focus on the close reading and analysis of texts shaping and reflecting the traditions of Islamic intellectual history. As such, you might read works of philosophy, legal theory, political thought, theology, belles-lettres, Sufism as well as other elements of the Islamic learned traditions. This is a research-led module, and you will be introduced to the study of principal sources by leading experts working on their exploration. You will read writings of universal importance, as well as eminent scholarly studies about them. You will discuss in class both the primary and the secondary sources read and you will produce your own research. The module is a core for the MA in Islamic Studies but is also open to students studying for other degrees.

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