Units of Study
ARIS1672 - Arab-Islamic Civilisation: Introduction
Semester 2, 2014 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Sahar Amer
Phone: +61 2 9351 6797
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.
1x2000wd essay (40%), 1xclass presentation (20%), 1x2hr final exam (40%)
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
ARIS1001 or ARIS1671
Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.
Lecture for ARIS1672
|Class||Arab-Islamic Civilisation: Introduction|
|Session||Semester 2 2014|
|Location||Quadrangle Building, McRae Room S418 A14|
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