Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Shiism In The Today ILA 358 6 2 + 0 2 3
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi MUHAMMED MÜCAHİD DÜNDAR
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants
Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective To give information about Shiism which is One of the main schools of thought in Islamic history, and its verious branchs; the main sources and thinkers;to knowledge about theirs basic beliefs, opinions and methods
Course Content In this course we will give a specific notion to the students about Shiite and its verious branchs. To improve critical, comprehensive and cohorent thinking on shiite and its sects; the main sources and thinkers; Ahbariyya and Usuliyya and main problems in Shi’a thought.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Decribes the concepts of the Shia, İmamıyya, Rafidite etc. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 Explains the formation process of Shia Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
3 Recognizes the important personages Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
4 Recognize basic books and their features Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
5 To obtain information on the Shia sects, Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
6 Explains today´s Shiite thoughts Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction to the Shii’te ,its aim, scope, methodology basic concept and sources
2 The Formative period of Shiite, and some opinion about its origin,
3 The early period Shiite thinkers;
4 Shiite sects: Zaydiyya, İsmailyya and İmamıyya
5 Zaydi Sect: in this sect’s emergence and its formative period,
6 Zaydi’s fundamental principles, the sub-sects, , its sources, Zaydi Thinkers and contributions to the Islamic thought
7 Ismailiyya, Batınıyya, Qarmatism and Fatımıds
8 Ismailism’s fundamental principles, ,its sources, İsmaili Thinkers and contributions to the Islamic thought
9 The Shi’ite-İmamiyyah: in this sect’s emergence and formative period
10 Imamism’s fundamental principles, its sources, İmami scholars, and contributions to the Islamic thought,
11 The doctrine of imamat
12 The school of Ahbariyyah and Usuliyyah,
13 Shiism: İslamic World in the contemporary era
14 Iran İslamic Revolution and the formation process
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 S/he can recite the Quran properly and comment within the framework of scientific measurements. X
2 S/he has knowledge of Arabic language at the level of understanding classical and modern texts in the field of Theology and uses it in expressing himself/herself in oral and written communication. S/he acquires a solid knowledge of a Western European Language at least at the level of B 1 of the European Language Portfolio, using it to follow the information in the field of Theology and communicate with colleagues. X
3 S/he recognizes the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad and his physical and moral attributes and the historical process of the science of hadith, its methodology, problems, interpretation and its cultural value for the life of a Muslim. X
4 S/he can evaluate main topics of Islamic law (fiqh) which take place in classical and modern sources, comparing the Islamic law with other legal systems within the framework of comparative law. X
5 Evaluates the principles of Islamic faith and problems of Theology within the framework of reason and authentic sources using scientific methods. X
6 S/he has an adequate knowledge of the old and new religious and political movements in islamic world in the past and today. X
7 S/he has a satisfactory knowledge of the history, concepts, institutions, philosophy and main figures of Sufism.
8 S/he uses the information obtained from Religious education history, religious and modern training methods in the field of religious education. X
9 S/he is able to evaluate Religion and religious issues philosophically, sociologically and psychologically. X
10 S/he has knowledge about non-Muslim religions at the level of comparing. X
11 S/he is able to evaluate issues related to the Islamic history, civilization and science with a critical point of view. X
12 S/he has general information about the Turkish-Islamic literature and arts. X
13 S/he takes in consideration scientific, cultural and ethical values in interdisciplinary research and studies in the field of Religious Studies. X
14 S/he is able to use information and communication technologies at a level required in the field. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 97
1. Kısa Sınav 1
1. Ödev 1
2. Kısa Sınav 1
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 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 5 5
Final examination 1 5 5
Quiz 2 5 10
Assignment 1 2 2
Total Workload 86
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 3.44
dersAKTSKredisi 3