1st year of licentiate

This course seeks to offer students an in-depth study of the Arabic language, Islamic Studies and Muslim-Christian relations. Please note that courses of Islamic Studies and of History of Muslim-Christian Relations can be followed independently of the Licentiate programme.

The 1st Year of the Licentiate attempts to build specific theoretical and practical skills which are evidenced by the achievement of educational objectives. Expressed in terms of learning outcomes, these are the following:

- to know the structure of written literary Arabic that permits the student to read and understand, without excessive difficulty, complex literary and religious texts, both ancient and contemporary;
- to acquire the fundamental scientific concepts of the most important Islamic sciences;
- to possess a scientific method of comparative study of the Scriptures and the theological thought of Christians and of Muslims;
- to be able to to critically elaborate one’s own reflection on the Islamic religion and on Muslim-Christian relations.

Arabic Language (36 ECTS)

This programme offers a deeper study of the Arabic language with a view to enable students to understand, from within, Islamic culture and religious thought. 

1L001 Grammar (syntax, morphology, verbs, exercises) (HANAN ABLAHAD / ALMA SALEM)
1L002 Reading and comprehension of literary texts / Mass media (WASIM SALMAN)
1L003 Translation from Arabic (CELESTE INTARTAGLIA / JASON WELLE)
1L004 Written expression in Arabic (ALMA SALEM)
1L006 Quran and tafsīr I (DIEGO SARRIÓ CUCARELLA)
1L009 Christian texts (MARTIN WULLOBAYI)

Islamic Studies (Second level) (18 ECTS)
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.

1I004 Sufism (JASON WELLE)
Teaching language: English
1I002 Islamic philosophy (FEDERICO STELLA)
Teaching language: English
1I005 Islamic theology (DIEGO SARRIÓ CUCARELLA)
Teaching language: English
1I006 Islamic Law (MARTIN WULLOBAYI)
Teaching language: English
Teaching language: English
1I011 Islam in Africa (AUGUSTIN SAWADOGO)
Teaching language: English

1I003 Shi‘i Islam: History and Doctrine (CHRISTOPHER CLOHESSY)
Teaching language: English
1I020 Islamic thought in the Western World (DANIEL MADIGAN)
Teaching language: English; online course
1I018 Sources and methods for Arabic Studies I (CELESTE INTARTAGLIA)
Teaching language: Italian
1I019 Sources and methods for Arabic Studies II (CELESTE INTARTAGLIA)
Teaching language: Italian

Muslim-Christian Relations (6 ECTS)
1R001 Bible and Qur’an. Comparative approach (GIOVANNI RIZZI)
Teaching language: Italian
1R002 Christians and Muslims: Theologies in contrast (JASON WELLE)
Teaching language: English
1I017 Dialogue with Muslims in the Magisterium of the Church (JOHN BORELLI)
Teaching language: English; online course



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