1st year of licentiate

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

Arabic Language (35.5 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. It is divided into three sections throughout the year:

• Grammar
• Translation from Arabic
• Translation into Arabic
• Composition

• Study of the Qur’an and its interpretation
• Study of the Sunna
• Reading and comprehension of literary texts
• Islamic and Christian religious texts
• Arabic Media

Islamic Studies (17.5 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.
Teaching language: English

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

Muslim-Christian Relations (6 ECTS)
1. Bible and Qur’an. Comparative Approach (Valentino Cottini)
Teaching language: Italian
2. Christians and Muslims: Theologies in Contrast (Jason Welle)
Teaching language: English

Methodology (1 ECTS)
Methodology for Scientific Research II (Celeste Intartaglia)
Teaching language: Italian

The Islamic Studies courses and those on Muslim-Christian Relations can be followed independently of the Licentiate programme.



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