Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ARAM248: Texts and Traditions in Islamic Intellectual History

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

The module’s content may vary from year to year, but the syllabus will always consists of readings and in-class discussion of key primary sources of Islamic intellectual history, as well as of relevant scholarly studies. Depending on the number of students taking the module, one, two or even more classes will be dedicated to student presentations and the following discussion. 

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

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

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities2211 x 2 hr. classes (lectures and discussion based on the required readings).
Guided independent study48Reading the set texts.
Guided independent study80Research and writing up of final term 3,750-word essay. The title and structure of the essay is determined in consultation with your module convenor. The formative assessment will provide you an opportunity to present your outline for the essay and receive feedback both from the module convenor and the other students in the module.

Online Resources

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