Studying Islam. Approaches and methods

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Humanities
    Domain Interdisciplinary
    Code UE-L26.00180
    Languages fr/de/en
    Type of lesson Lecture
    Level Master, Bachelor
    Semester SA-2022

    Title

    French Etudier l’islam. Approches et méthodes
    German Wie Islam studieren? Zugänge und Methoden
    English Studying Islam. Approaches and methods

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Thursday 10:15 - 12:00, Hebdomadaire (Autumn semester)

    Teaching

    Teachers
    Description

    As an emerging field in contemporary research on Islam, Islamic Studies is becoming a discipline in its own right. In German-speaking countries, as well as in the English-speaking and in the French-speaking world, Islam is studied from a variety of perspectives often showing complementary views and results. Far from being a methodological inconsistency, this diversity of disciplines is reflected in the multiplicity of epistemological questions: history, theology, social sciences or law propose methods and concepts to apprehend the facets not only of a religion, but also its different individual and collective expressions. What are the sources and mechanisms of Islamic normativity? How do people of Muslim faith or culture ‘make’ a community? What are the ethical resources of Islam to respond to contemporary societal challenges?

    The objective of this course is to introduce students to a selection of approaches and methods used in Islamic Studies. This focused overview will enable students to critically consider their reciprocal contributions and to consider the strengths and weaknesses of interdisciplinarity in the study of Muslim discourses and actions.

    Training objectives

    Students will be able to

    - identify and contextualise theological and social science approaches to the study of Islam,

    - recognise the research methods adapted to their epistemological questioning.

    Softskills
    Yes
    Off field
    Yes
    BeNeFri
    Yes
    Mobility
    Yes
    UniPop
    Yes
    Auditor
    Yes

    Documents

    Bibliography

    Shahab Ahmed, What Is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic, Princeton 2016.

    Armando Salvatore, The Sociology of Islam: Knowledge, Power and Civility, Hoboken 2016.

    John Renard, Islamic Theological Themes : a Primary Source Reader, Oakland 2014.

  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    22.09.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3026
    29.09.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3026
    06.10.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3026
    13.10.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3026
    20.10.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3026
    27.10.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3026
    03.11.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3026
    10.11.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3026
    17.11.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3026
    24.11.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3026
    01.12.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3026
    15.12.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3026
    22.12.2022 10:15 - 12:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3026
  • Assessments methods

    Examen - SA-2022, Session d'hiver 2023

    Assessments methods By rating

    Examen - SP-2023, Session d'été 2023

    Assessments methods By rating

    Examen - SP-2023, Autumn Session 2023

    Assessments methods By rating

    Examen - SA-2023, Session d'hiver 2024

    Assessments methods By rating
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