1st year of licentiate

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

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
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 critically elaborate one’s own reflection on the Islamic religion and on Christian-Muslim 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 HADDAD / ALMA SALEM)
1L002 Reading and comprehension of literary texts (WASIM SALMAN)
1L003 Translation from Arabic (CELESTE INTARTAGLIA / AUGUSTIN SAWADOGO)
1L004 Written expression in Arabic (ALMA SALEM)
1L006 Quran and tafsīr I (DIEGO SARRIÓ CUCARELLA)
1L008 Islamic texts (NADJIA KEBOUR / MARTIN WULLOBAYI / AUGUSTIN SAWADOGO)


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.

Programme:
1I003 Shi‘i Islam: History and Doctrine (CHRISTOPHER CLOHESSY)
Teaching language: English
1I011 Islam in context: Africa (AUGUSTIN SAWADOGO)
Teaching language: English
1I021 Islamic Ethics and Law (CHRISTOPHER CLOHESSY / MARTIN WULLOBAYI)
Teaching language: English
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
Two courses chosen from the following:
IT1015 Philosophy and Revelation in Islamic Thought (FEDERICO STELLA)
Teaching language: Italian / Centro Studi Interreligiosi della Gregoriana
IT1019 Islamic Spirituality and Mysticism (FELIX PHIRI / ADNANE MOKRANI)
Teaching language: Italian / Centro Studi Interreligiosi della Gregoriana
IT1020 Islamic Theology (ADNANE MOKRANI)
Teaching language: Italian / Centro Studi Interreligiosi della Gregoriana

Christian-Muslim Relations (6 ECTS)
1R001 Bible and Qur’an. Comparative approach (ANNA CANTON)
Teaching language: Italian
1R002 Christians and Muslims: Theologies in contrast (DIEGO SARRIÓ CUCARELLA)
Teaching language: English

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