20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module will look at key aspects of Islam in both ancient and contemporary perspectives. It will begin with a literary analysis of the central texts upon which Islam is built (the Quran, Sunna and Hadith) and will apply these to contemporary issues such as gender, sharia, and democracy. As such it will explore key features of Islam and its interactions with the West particularly in terms of clash and dialogue. This interdisciplinary module will also be of interest to students of English, History and Philosophy.

Staff Contact: FINNEY MARK T
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK