Islam Today (30 credits): Islam Today seeks to develop a comprehensive framework for developing understanding of the place and practice of Islam in the contemporary world, focusing on Muslims in ‘western’ contexts. It provides students with an opportunity to analyse and write about issues relating to Islam and Muslim societies in depth, including diversity of Islamic understandings, medical ethics, education and Islam, approaches to gender, and the representation of Islam.
Muslim Networks: Communication, Knowledge and Islamic Traditions in Contemporary Perspective (30 credits). The module enables students to acquire a thorough understanding of the networking and interaction between Islam, Muslims and cultures in historical and contemporary contexts. It focuses on developing critical awareness of significant factors influencing the development of specific interpretative and belief frameworks within Muslim societies, including Sufism and Shi’ism.
Perspectives on Islamic Sources (30 credits): This module seeks to develop an analytical approach towards modern scholarship of the Qur'an and Hadith alongside critical assessment of scholarly contributions to these two disciplines. Students explore critical approaches towards the historical development of Islamic interpretative approaches from the primary sources.
Muslim Politics (30 credits): This module enables students to acquire a detailed and critical understanding of Muslim politics, in selected frameworks and understandings, as they relate to contemporary contexts. It seeks to develop the analytical tools to facilitate an interpretative reading of Muslim political concerns and their relationship to global issues.
Theory and Methodology in the Study of Religions (30 Credits): In this module, you will be equipped with all the skills necessary to further your research in the Study of Religions. Whether you want to further ground yourself in the study of theory or whether you want to apply your knowledge more competently in the field, this module aims to deliver key skills and frameworks for your success.
Christian-Muslim Relations: Texts, Past, & Present (30 credits): This module delves deeper into the interaction between two religious faiths, Christianity and Islam, which have a long and complicated joint history. The module will examine the early relationship of the two, theological points of similarity and difference, and contemporary interactions.
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