Koran Readings

lglor2681  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Koran Readings
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2020-2021 !

LGLOR1661 or LGLOR1662, or at least one year of classical and/or modern Arabic language training.
Main themes
This course is devoted to the study of the Koranic text and its context. The precise themes will be decided in terms of the academic interests of the tutor and his/her colleagues and, when possible and relevant, the interests of the students. The texts will be read analysed from a grammatical, philological and contextual point of view, making reference to the relevant studies.

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

1 Analysis, with commentary, of Koranic extracts.
At the end of this course, the student will acquire some knowledge of the formal aspects of the Koranic text. He will be initiated to the problems raised by traditional and modern Koranic exegesis, and to the scientific approach of modern Koranic studies. He will be able to carry out personal research in this field, and of presenting orally the results of a research project of limited dimensions on a specific aspect of the Koranic text.
This course aims to deepen the knowledge of the formal (structure, composition),contextual and philological aspects of the Koranic text, on the basis of a choice of extracts illustrating a specific theme.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

This text is halfway between a lecture and a seminar. The texts, prepared by the students, are read and analysed jointly. The philological  explanations and the commentaries are given by the teacher, but are also the object of a systematic exchange of views with the students.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Continuous assessment, based on the oral presentations and the participation in discussions.
Oral exam on he subject of the course and readings.
Other information
Online resources
Une bibliographie d'orientation est remise pendant le cours, en fonction des textes choisis.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies

Certificat universitaire en sciences des religions

Master [120] in Sciences of Religions

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies