Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Islamic Mysticism In Western Scholarship TSV 514 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. SEZAİ KÜÇÜK
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Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective The aim of this course is to recognize and to examine the works in the West related to Sufism
Course Content The works in the west related to Sufism and its elements.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To list the studies in the field of Sufism in the West. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
2 To specify the stream of the history of these Works on sufism. Question-Answer, Discussion, Lecture, Homework, Performance Task, Testing,
3 To illustrate these works. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Performance Task, Homework,
4 To distinguish studies of sufism in the western. Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Performance Task, Testing,
5 To arrange Western studies on sufism in accordance with different perpectives. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
6 To evaluate the elements which occurred connected with these works. Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Performance Task, Homework, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction to the works written by the Western authors about Sufism
2 Re-evaluation of J. Spencer Trimingham’s The Sufi Orders in Islam
3 Re-evaluation of Louis Massignon’s Essai sur Les Origines du lexique Technique de la Mystique Musulmane and articles in the Enycylopedia of Islam edited by MEB.
4 Re-evaluation of Reynold A. Nicholson’s The Mystics of Islam
5 Re-evaluation of Arthur Arberry’s An Introduction to the History of Sufism
6 Re-evaluation of Annemarie Schimmel’s Mystical Dimensions of Islam
7 Re-evaluation of Margaret Smith’s Rabia the Mystic and their Fellow-Saints in Islam, Studies in early Mysticism in the near and Middle East, The Sufi Path of Love.
8 Mid-term exam
9 Re-evaluation of Idris Shah’s The way of Sufi Re-evaluation of Titus Burckhard’s An Introduction to Sufism
10 William Chittick: The Sufi Path of Knowledge
11 Re-evaluation of Jawad Nurbahsh’s Sufism, Meaning, Knowledge and Unity
12 Re-evaluation of Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch’s İslam’ın Güleryüzü, Mesnevî: Mutlağın Aranışı
13 Analysis of some articles such as Fritz Meier’s ‘Horasan ve Klâsik Tasavvufun Sonu’ and Bernd Radtke’s ‘18. Yüzyılda Tasavvuf: Geçici Bir Değerlendirme Denemesi’
14 General evaluation
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Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To gain skill for data collection, consultation of the literature and analysis in relevant area To become skilled at knowledge of methods for the process of scientific research To gain the skill to make contribution to science, at least in one of the theoretical, methodic or practical areas, in the scientific researches To gain thorough competence in critical evaluation and synthesis To gain the skill for production of new ideas To have the capability of interdisciplinary study and gain the skill for adaptation of theory, method and applications of different branches to relevant branch To follow technical, scientific developments and information technologies in relevant area To publish at least an academically work related to the writing of history To gain the skill for communication with the national or international circles of the relevant branch To have behavioral and ethic sensitivity in accordance with academic life X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 20
2. Kısa Sınav 10
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 4 64
Mid-terms 1 15 15
Quiz 2 15 30
Assignment 1 15 15
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 25 25
Quiz 1 10 10
Assignment 1 10 10
Total Workload 313
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 12.52
dersAKTSKredisi 6