Culture and Civilization of Islam and the Arab World

lglor2534  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Culture and Civilization of Islam and the Arab World
5.00 credits
30.0 h
Q2

  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 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.
Learning outcomes

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.
 
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
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Political Sciences: International Relations

Master [120] in Public Administration

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

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

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

Master [120] in History

Master [120] in Philosophy

Master [60] in Political Sciences: General

Master [60] in Philosophy

Master [120] in Political Sciences: General

Master [120] in Sciences of Religions