TTEARRIT1U Islamic tradition

Volume 2024/2025

The Religious Roots of Europe


This course focuses on the Qurʾānic text tradition, with minor additional focus on the hadith tradition.  



The teaching will combine:

• Compact seminar.

• Tutorials.

• E-learning.


Learning Outcome

The student will acquire:

• Advanced knowledge of an important theme or an important text within one of the three religious traditions.

• Advanced knowledge of the history of scholarship on formative Judaism, Christianity or Islam pertaining to an important theme or text in one of these traditions.

• Skills in analysing, discussing and interpreting primary source texts.

• The skills to communicate the acquired knowledge of the subject matter in writing.

• The competence to develop their own scholarly specialisation and to navigate with confidence in interdisciplinary, complex and unpredictable academic processes in professional and academic settings.

• The competence to actively participate in innovative scholarly work.


• No more than 30 pages of primary texts in one or two ancient languages are to be defined by the teacher. In courses with only one ancient language specified, this part of the syllabus is studied by all students. In courses with two ancient languages specified, both languages will be approximately equally represented in the texts defined by the teacher. The individual student must then choose between these two parts.


• Approximately 1000 pages of secondary scholarly literature and primary texts in translation defined by the teacher before the beginning of the term.


The teaching will combine:
* Compact seminar (see above for more details).
Distance learning
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 28
  • Total
  • 28
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
Type of assessment
Written assignment, -
Type of assessment details
The student is given four days to write a paper between eight and ten pages in length on a subject, question or material chosen by the teahcer.
To qualify for the exam the students must complete 80% of the e-learning assignments.
Exam registration requirements


All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assesment

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