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PHI5502: Arabic and Islamic Philology 2
|Emneansvarlig:||Amund Bjorsnes (Amund.Bjorsnes@mf.no)|
|Studieprogramtilhørighet:||2-årige masterprogrammer - Master in History of Religions|
|Avdelingstilhørighet:||Avdeling for religion, skole og samfunn|
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|Eksamenstype||Eksamens- / innleveringsdato||Trekkfrist|
|Individuell skriftlig oppgave||2020-06-05 5. juni 2020||2020-05-01 1. mai 2020|
This course is a cooperation between MF and The Norwegian Institute of Philology (PHI).
Islam is one of the world’s major religions, but it is also the common denominator of a civilization and culture which grew out of the Arab conquests in the 7th century AD. Islamic Philology is the study of the literary legacy of this civilization, focusing on the “classical” period in a broad sense, from the 7th to the 17th centuries AD. To understand Islamic history, religion and literature it is necessary to understand one or more Islamic languages. The course/reading group studies Islamic texts originally written in Arabic or Persian or any of the other major languages of Islamic history.
Participating in this course/reading group will give a thorough foundation for further studies of any topic concerned with Islamic studies.
Procedures and curricula:
PHI5502 is both a course for students and a research seminar/reading group for more advanced students and researchers. The curriculum is adapted to current interests of the participants, and can be textual material used by students in their M.A. and Ph.d. theses, or texts of interest to researchers in Islamic history and related subjects.
PHI2500 Arabic and Islamic Philology 1 is a prerequisite. Furthermore, the PHI-courses in Classical Arabic or competence in either Classical Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu or any other “Islamic” language constitute a good background for the course/reading-group. Ability to read at least one of the major Islamic languages is a prerequisite.
This course is also offered at the bachelor level. For more information, see the course description for PHI2502.
PHI5502 overlaps with PHI2502.
In order to receive a final assessment, the student must:
- Participate in the electronic evaluation of the course if such evaluation is stipulated in the relevant term.
When course requirements are not fulfilled, this will count as one examination attempt, unless the student withdraws before the set deadline (1 May/November).
The final assessment is based on an essay submitted by the student (4000-4500 words). The topic of the essay will be related to the reading in the course and chosen in cooperation with the course instructor(s). The mark (A-F) is given on the basis of the written exam.
The student has:
- A thorough knowledge of one or more languages of Islamic literature
- A thorough knowledge of Islamic philology as a discipline
The student can:
- Work autonomously with Islamic literature in one or more languages
- Formulate independent research ideas related to Islamic language and literature
Literature relevant to the texts chosen for the given semester. More information about the relevant course literature is posted on the seminar webpages of the Norwegian Institute of Philology: www.philology.no