Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2146: Islamic Theological Traditions

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Muslim revelation and debates on authenticity: Qur'an and sunna

Introduction to theological schools

Arguing about God and its validity
Who is a believer? Community, creeds and heresy
Scholarly consensus
The imamate
Prophecy and miracles
Moral agency and moral value
Mystical theology

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 Activities11Seminar discussions and presentations
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities11Lectures
Guided Independent Study72Preparation of each week’s reading
Guided Independent Study56Study to prepare for the formative and summative assessments

Online Resources

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