Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ARAM214: Islamic Culture and Civilisation

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • Islamic Origins
  • Communities of Faith
  • Classical Islamic Imperium
  • Political Thought and Literature
  • Institutions
  • The Gunpowder Empires
  • The Intellectual Life
  • The Spiritual Life
  • Law and Jurisdiction
  • Pre-modernities and Modernities
  • Islam and postmodernities

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 2hr classroom hours
Guided independent study70Reading
Guided independent study13Preparation of presentation
Guided independent study30Preparation, research and writing of summative essay
Guided independent Study15Preparation and writing of summative source review

Online Resources

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


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