1° year of licentiate

This course seeks to offer students an in-depth study of the Arabic language, Islamic Studies and Muslim-Christian Dialogue by means of the following programme:

ARABIC LANGUAGE
This programme offers a deeper study of the Arabic language in view of enabling students to understand, from the inside, Muslim culture and religious thought. It is divided into three sections throughout the year:

•    Grammar
•    Translation (from and into Arabic)

•    Study of the Qur’an and its interpretative tradition
•    Texts (Literary, Islamic, Christian).

•    Press and radio
•    Composition
•    Dictation and Conversation

ISLAMIC STUDIES
The programme of Islamic Studies in the 1st Year offers students a deep reflection on the important areas of the Islamic sciences. The lectures will be enriched through the use of original sources offered in translation.
Teaching language used: English

1. Islamic Philosophy (Joseph Ellul)
2. Shi‘ism: History and Doctrine (Christopher Clohessy)
3. Sufism (Jason Welle)
4. Islamic Law (Martin Wullobayi)
5. Qur’anic Commentary (Andrew Lane)
6. Islamic Ethics (Christopher Clohessy)
7. Islamic Classical Theology (Diego Sarrió Cucarella)

MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE
1. Bible and Qur’an (Valentino Cottini)
Teaching language used: Italian
2. Christians and Muslims: Theologies in Contrast (Jason Welle)
Teaching language used: English

The programme of study also comprises an introductory course on Academic writing and research (Thomas Michel).
Teaching language used: English

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