Islamic Culture in Spain (In English)

Universidad de Granada

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Islamic Culture in Spain (In English)

  • Host University

    Universidad de Granada

  • Location

    Granada, Spain

  • Area of Study

    History, Middle Eastern Studies, Multicultural Studies, Religion, Spanish Culture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    General Description
    The main objective of this subject is to give the students an overall view of the Arab-Islamic world
    through its history and culture. Thus, the program is divided in five chapters that include Arab-Islamic history from its beginning to the present time, rendering special attention to the Islam as a fundamental religious and cultural phenomenon in Arab history, as well as to the socio-political development of al-Andalus.

    Evaluation
    Final exam (50%). Attendance and active participation (25%). Accomplishment of the exercises
    and programmed activities in the classroom, and homework (25%)

    Bibliography
    AZZAM, Henry T. The Arab World facing the Challenge of the New Millennium. London: Tauris,
    2002.
    BELL, R.. Introduction to the Qur?an. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1977.
    HOURANI, Albert (ed.). The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of the Middle East and North Africa.
    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988.
    ----------. Historia de los pueblos árabes. Barcelona: Ariel, 1992.
    KENNEDY, Hugh. Muslim Spain and Portugal: A Political History of al-Andalus.
    Harlow, England: Longman , 1996.
    ----------. Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates: the Islamic Near East from the Sixth to the
    Eleventh Century. London: Longman , 1996
    SICKER, Martin. The Islamic World in Ascendancy from the Arab Conquests to the Siege of Vienna.
    Westport, Conn: Praeger, 2000.