Rituals and symbols of Islam

Vakbeschrijving Rituals and symbols of Islam
Collegejaar: 2015-2016
Studiegidsnummer: 5852VRSI
Docent(en):
  • Dr. N.M. Dessing
Voertaal: Engels
Blackboard: Ja
EC: 5
Niveau: 200
Periode: Semester 2, Blok III, IV
  • Geen Keuzevak
  • Geen Contractonderwijs
  • Geen Exchange
  • Geen Study Abroad
  • Geen Avondonderwijs
  • Geen A-la-Carte en Aanschuifonderwijs
  • Geen Honours Class

Admission requirements

This course is only open to students of the minor Islam: Religion and Society, who have successfully completed the propedeutic exam of an (Academic) Bachelor programme.

Description

This course covers a number of capita selecta from the study of rituals and symbols of Sunni and Shi’ite Islam. The topics covered include creed, prayer, fasting, pilgrimage, sacrifice, the birthday of the Prophet, lifecycle rituals, religious and social gatherings (cem, Sufi), food and Islamic clothing. In this context, the course focuses on the anthropological and religious dimensions.

Course objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Recognise various religious and anthropological approaches and themes in the study of rituals and symbols
  • Apply this knowledge to the study of Islamic rituals and symbols
  • Perform a thorough literature review of a given ritual and report on it both orally and in writing

Timetable

Timetable minor Islam: Religion and Society

Mode of instruction

Seminar with mandatory attendance.

Course Load

Assessment method

Reading list

Blackboard Blackboard

Registration

uSis### Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.

Contact

Dr. N.M. Dessing### Remarks

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