Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Comparative History Of Religions ILA 447 7 2 + 0 2 5
Precondition Courses <p>Absent</p>
Recommended Optional Courses <p>Absent</p>
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. FUAT AYDIN
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants


Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective

To make comparisons among the world religions according to their understanding of God, revelation, scripture, the other world, environment, women, etc.

Course Content

God in religions, the idea of scripture in world religions, understanding prophethood in various religions, world religions and the the comprehension of the world

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Comprehend the term of “comparative religion” Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
2 Compare Religions’ understanding of God Case Study, Question-Answer, Lecture, Performance Task, Homework, Testing,
3 compare Religions’ understanding of Prophet Case Study, Question-Answer, Lecture, Performance Task, Homework, Testing,
4 Compare Religions’ belief of other world Case Study, Question-Answer, Lecture, Performance Task, Homework, Testing,
5 Compare The belief of Sacred books in the religions Case Study, Question-Answer, Lecture, Performance Task, Homework, Testing,
6 Recognize the same and different aspects of religions Discussion, Lecture, Performance Task, Homework, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction
2 God in religions; God in Judaism
3 God in Christianity
4 God in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism
5 God in Chinese and Japanese religions
6 Belief in sacred books in religions; Christianity, Judaism and Islam
7 Sacred book in Indian Religions
8 Mid-term exam
9 Sacred book in Chinese and Japanese religions
10 Understanding of the prophethood in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
11 Understanding of Perfect man in Chinese and Japanese religions
12 Understanding of world by the world religions: in Indian and Chinese-Japanese religions
13 The world according to Judaism, Christianity and Islam
14 A general evaluation
Course Notes <p>Absent</p>
Course Resources

[1] Mustafa Sinanoğlu, Kitab-ı Mukaddes ve Kuranda Nübüvvet, MÜSBE., Basılmamış doktora tezi, İstanbul.
[2] Mehmet Paçacı,Kutsal Kitaplarda Ölüm ve Ötesi, Ankara Okulu Yayınları.
[3] İsmail Taşpınar, Duvarın Öteki Yüzü, Gelenek Yayınları, İstanbul.
[4]Karen Armstrong, Tanrının Tarihi, Ayraç Yayınevi, Ankara 1998.
[5]Ali Erbaş, Meleklerin Dünyası, Nun Yayınları, İstanbul.
[6]Ahmet Güç, Dinlerde İbadet, Üniversite Kitapevi, Bursa.

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.
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.
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.
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. X
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. X
14 S/he is able to use information and communication technologies at a level required in the field.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 10
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 10
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 4 64
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 4 4
Quiz 2 2 4
Assignment 1 3 3
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 3 3
Final examination 1 6 6
Total Workload 116
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.64
dersAKTSKredisi 5