Universität Wien FIND

140388 SE The Arab World: Cultural and Historical Perspectives (2019S)

Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 04.03. 17:30 - 19:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Monday 11.03. 17:30 - 19:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Monday 18.03. 17:30 - 19:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Monday 25.03. 17:30 - 19:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Monday 01.04. 17:30 - 19:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Monday 08.04. 17:30 - 19:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Monday 29.04. 17:30 - 19:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Monday 06.05. 17:30 - 19:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Monday 13.05. 17:30 - 19:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Monday 20.05. 17:30 - 19:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Monday 27.05. 17:30 - 19:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Monday 03.06. 17:30 - 19:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Monday 17.06. 17:30 - 19:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Monday 24.06. 17:30 - 19:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The seminar focuses on the early period of Kalam (rational Muslim Theology). We will discuss the importance of dialogue and disputation within Kalam, the mutakallimun's social standing and their position at the caliphal court, as well as various theories about the influence of non-Arabic traditions on the development of Kalam.
One main focus will be on the translation, discussion and contextualisation of Arabic texts which will be distributed in the course of the seminar.

Assessment and permitted materials

active participation in the weekly seminar sessions,
reading, presentation, and discussion of the suggested secondary literature,
preparation of translations of the Arabic texts which will be discussed each week,
written essay at the end of the seminar containing the translation, discussion and contextualisation of an assigned Arabic text

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

active participation (45%) and written essay (55%)
The essay has to be written according to good scientific practice

Examination topics

see above

Reading list

Van Ess, Theology and Society in the Second and Third Centuries of the Hijra

Further reading will be suggested during the seminar.

Association in the course directory

WM-3

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