Culture and Civilization of Islam and the Arab World

lglor2534  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Culture and Civilization of Islam and the Arab World
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h
Q2

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2019-2020 !

Teacher(s)
Language
French
Prerequisites
None.
Main themes
An introduction to the history of rational thought in Islam.
Alternately with LGLOR2533, this course deals with the following themes:
- the movement of translation of ancient works;
- classification and organisation of the knowledge;
- the limits of human wisdom;
- the universality of the rational sciences in Islam;
- the scientific innovations in the first period of the 'Abbâsid caliphate;
- the conquest of wisdom in every field;
- Islam as a relay between the East and the West.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of this course, the student will acquire some formal knowledge of the referential background. He will be initiated to the scientific approach in the field of modern studies, and will acquire the heuristic skill of using the main instruments for the study of this domain (dictionaries, encyclopaedias, bibliographies, monographs and articles, on-line resources). He will be able to carry out personal research on definite topics in this field, and to write an essay of limited dimensions on one aspect of the rational thought in Islam.
 

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Content
An introduction to the history of rational thought in Islam.
This course deals with the following themes:
- the movement of translation of ancient works;
- classification and organisation of the knowledge;
- the limits of human wisdom;
- the universality of the rational sciences in Islam;
- the scientific innovations in the first period of the 'Abb'sid caliphate;
- the conquest of wisdom in every field;
- Islam as a relay between the East and the West.
Teaching methods
Although this course consists of formal lectures, there is nevertheless room for discussions.
Evaluation methods
Final marks are given on the basis of an oral exam (matters dealt with during the course) and a continuous appreciation of the active participation in the course.
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Master [120] in Political Sciences: International Relations

Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies

Master [120] in Public Administration

Master [60] in Philosophy

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Master [120] in Political Sciences: General

Master [60] in Political Sciences: General

Master [120] in Philosophy

Master [120] in Sciences of Religions

Master [120] in History