Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE ANT3041

 
TITLE Anthropology of Islam

 
LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 4

 
DEPARTMENT Anthropological Sciences

 
DESCRIPTION Objective:

An exploration of classic and contemporary approaches to the study of Islam, especially in the Mediterranean.

Content:

Different Islamic religiosities, such as those associated with the cult of saints, modernism, mysticism, and radicalism, will be examined with special attention paid to the interplay between power, rhetorics and social institutions.

Reading list:

- Gilsenan, Michael, Recognizing Islam, 2nd edition, (London/Berkeley: I.B. Tauris, 2000);
- Lindholm, Charles, The Islamic Middle East, revised edition, (Blackwell Publishing, 2002;
- Ruthven, Malise, Islam: a very short introduction (Oxford: Oxford UP, 1997).

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment SEM2 Yes 100%

 
LECTURER/S Ranier Fsadni

 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
It should be noted that all the information in the description above applies to study-units available during the academic year 2020/1. It may be subject to change in subsequent years.

https://www.um.edu.mt/course/studyunit