Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Islam, Human Rights and Democracy ILA 440 8 2 + 0 2 5
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. SONER DUMAN
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Course Objective To examine the relationship between the theories of modern human rights and democracy and to compare them with those in the Islamic tradition
Course Content The concept of democracy and human rights and their historical background. The concept of rule and justice in various Muslim states in history
The so-called tension between Islamic and democratic values.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Summarize the definition, origin and historical development of democracy Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Problem Solving, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
2 Explain different kinds of democracies Problem Solving, Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Oral Exam, Testing,
3 Criticize Islamic states regarding their concept of government and justice Problem Solving, Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Oral Exam, Testing,
4 Debate Islamic and modern democratic values by comparing. Problem Solving, Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Oral Exam, Testing,
5 Evaluate why the democracy has not developed in the Islamic world. Problem Solving, Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Oral Exam, Testing,
6 Outline the history of the development of the theory of human rights Problem Solving, Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Oral Exam, Testing,
7 Make a general comparison between Islamic values and modern human rights. Problem Solving, Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Oral Exam, Testing,
8 Debate freedom of religion and right of woman on the basis of Islamic values and modern human rights. Problem Solving, Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Oral Exam, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 The history of the concept of democracy
2 Classical Muslim theory of Caliphate and the concept of justice in various Muslim states in history
3 The so-called tension between Islamic and democratic values.
4 Radical Muslim movements and democracy
5 Liberal Islam and Democracy
6 History of Turkish Democracy
7 Democratization in Muslim States
8 Mid-term exam
9 Human rights: theory and history
10 The rule of law in Islam and the accommodation of the concept of human rights into an Islamic framework
11 Religious freedom in Islam
12 Women’s rights and Islam
13 Contemporary Islamic movements and their attitudes toward the concept of democracy and human rights: Radicals, liberals, etc.
14 A General overview
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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.
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.
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.
9 S/he is able to evaluate Religion and religious issues philosophically, sociologically and psychologically.
10 S/he has knowledge about non-Muslim religions at the level of comparing.
11 S/he is able to evaluate issues related to the Islamic history, civilization and science with a critical point of view.
12 S/he has general information about the Turkish-Islamic literature and arts.
13 S/he takes in consideration scientific, cultural and ethical values in interdisciplinary research and studies in the field of Religious Studies.
14 S/he is able to use information and communication technologies at a level required in the field. X
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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 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 4 64
Mid-terms 1 3 3
Quiz 2 2 4
Assignment 1 5 5
Performance Task (Laboratory) 1 5 5
Total Workload 113
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.52
dersAKTSKredisi 5