History and Society of Islam and the Arab World

lglor1531  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

History and Society of Islam and the Arab World
5.00 credits
30.0 h
Q1

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2021-2022 !

Teacher(s)
Language
French
Prerequisites
None
Main themes
An introduction to the history of the Arab world in the first five centuries.
This course deals with the following themes:
- the dawn of Islam;
- the period of the Râshidûn;
- the battle of Siffîn and the martyrdom of Karbalâ';
- the Umayyad of Damascus;
- the `Abbâsid revolution, political and ideologica;
- the `Abbâsid revolution, scientific and cultura;
- the overall fragmentation of power;
- Andalus.
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, online 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 history of the Arab-Muslim world.
 
Content
An introduction to the history of the Arab world in the first five centuries.
This course deals with the following themes:
- the dawn of Islam;
- the period of the R'shid'n;
- the battle of 'iff'n and the martyrdom of Karbal'';
- the Umayyad of Damascus;
- the `Abb'sid revolution, political and ideological;
- the `Abb'sid revolution, scientific and cultural;
- the overall fragmentation of power;
- al-Andalus.
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
Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Minor in Oriental Studies

Minor in Sciences of Religions (discipline to complement the major)

Minor in Medieval Studies

Minor in Arabic language and Islamic civilization

Master [120] in Sciences of Religions

Minor in Sciences of Religions (openness)