Introduction to Judaism and Islam - RSST3400

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Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2022 to 2023.

Overview

This module investigates the beliefs and practices of Jews and Muslims in the world today. Topics in Judaism include the life and work of the Patriarchs, the concept of the 'chosen people', the Promised Land, the Torah, synagogue, Jewish festivals and the Jewish home. In the case of Islam, topics include the life and work of Muhammad, the Five Pillars, the Qur'an and Hadith, Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims, Sufism, the Shariah and the Islamic contribution to the arts and sciences.

Details

Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 20
Private Study Hours: 130
Total Study Hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
Essay 1 (2,000 words) – 50%
Essay 2 (2,000 words) – 50%

Reassessment methods
Reassessment Instrument: 100% Coursework

Indicative reading

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See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Assess the importance of the Jewish and Islamic faiths for believers today;
2 Demonstrate knowledge of the history, thought, culture and scriptures of these two monotheistic faiths;
3 Demonstrate appreciation of what it means to be a Jew or Muslim today;
4 Demonstrate understanding of the meaning of religious beliefs and practices in the two faiths;
5 Demonstrate understanding the broad historical development of Jewish and Muslim religion.

The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Demonstrate communication skills, organising information in a clear and coherent fashion and developed writing and organising skills;
2 Apply methodological approaches that are applicable beyond the discipline and adapt to the rules of new institutions.

Notes

  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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