Postgraduate Module Descriptor


ARAM214: Islamic Culture and Civilisation

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Aims

This module is designed to give you a critical and advanced introduction to study of Islamic culture and civilisation. Its aims are to provide the foundation for you 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. You will develop your skills in analysis of primary data and academic scholarship, whilst gaining a specialised knowledge in Islamic culture and civilisation

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. Critically analyse texts and material products of Islamic culture and civilization effectively;
3. Engage with technical and theoretical debates relating to a range of categories of Islamic culture;
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Find, use and analyze secondary and primary data relevant to specific issue areas
5. Contextualise issues discussed in a wider context and deploy critical arguments.
Personal and Key Skills6. Apply critical and analytical skills to the study of resources and construction of arguments;
7. Demonstrate an ability to undertake careful historical, intellectual and cultural analysis