Units of Study
ARIS1672 - Arab-Islamic Civilisation: Introduction
Semester 2, 2011 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Lucia Sorbera
Phone: +61 2 9036 7017
This unit focuses on Arab and Islamic Learning, Spirituality and Art. Themes include: The scope of classical Arabic learning: Qur'anic studies and Prophetic traditions, the Hellenistic legacy in Arabic learning, Islamic philosophy and sciences, geographical writings and historiography, issues in Islamic theology, role of scholars, the concept of knowledge; contribution of Arabic-speaking Christian scholars to classical Arab intellectual life; Islamic asceticism, mysticism and the Sufi orders; Arab and Islamic aesthetics: religious and secular art, architectural design and decoration, the role of calligraphy, geometry and arabesque. On completion of this unit, students should proceed to ARIS3675 and ARIS3676 in the year 2012 and to ARIS2673 and ARIS2675 in the year 2013.
1x2000wd essay (40%), 1xclass presentation (20%), 1x2hr final exam (40%)
Course readings and bibliography will be available
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
ARIS1001 or ARIS1671
A timetable is not available for this session.
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