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ISLAMIC STUDIES

Major combinations:
NQF Level: 5: ARB1501, ICS1501
NQF Level: 6: ICS2602, ICS2603, ICS2604
NQF Level: 7: ICS3705, ICS3706, ICS3707 and any TWO of the following: RST3706, RST3707, RST3709

Sociocultural Life, Ethics and Education in Islam - ICS2604
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ICS1501 or ICS101X
Purpose: To attain an introductory knowledge of sociocultural life, Islamic ethics and education in Islamic societies.
Islamic Politics and Economics - ICS3705
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To make it possible for students to grasp the basic principles of Islamic politics and contemporary strategies of Islamic economics, and their application in society.
Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Mysticism - ICS3706
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ICS1501 or ICS101X
Purpose: To enable students to reflect and explore key concepts in Islamic philosophy and mysticism in order to develop the self and societies.
Islamic Law and Jurisprudence - ICS3707
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ICS1501 or ICS101X
Purpose: To gain insight into the sources of Islamic law, its development and current status.
Qur'Anic Sciences - ICS4801
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module equips students with a firm understanding of the Qur'anic sciences; methods of assessing trends in contemporary Qur'anic sciences; the interaction between Qur'anic sciences and current social and human sciences; and the methodological tools developed and used in Qur'anic sciences.
Hadith Literature and Criticism - ICS4802
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module equips students with a firm understanding of Hadith literature and criticism; methods of assessing specialized literature pertaining to Hadith literature and criticism; insights into Muslim and Western approaches to research within Hadith literature and criticism; and of metatextual issues like the criteria for authenticating Prophetic literature as well as reasons for the differences evident in the available corpus materials
Contemporary Islam - ICS4803
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module allows students to specialize in Contemporary Islam, in the subfields of either Shari'ah and Islamic jurisprudence; Philosophy, theology and mysticism; or Islam and the state in the Horn of Africa.
An Introduction to Islam - ICS1501
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To provide a grounded overview of Islam's sacred sources, faith and practices, and to enable students to be culturally sensitive to Islamic societies.
History of Islam - ICS2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: ICS1501 or ICS101X
Purpose: To present a descriptive background to pre-Islamic Arabia and early Islamic history, as well as a biography of the Prophet of Islam.
Foundation Sources of Islam - ICS2603
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ICS1501 or ICS101X
Purpose: To acquire a deeper understanding of Islam's sacred sources (Qur'an, Hadith) and related sources (Tafsir and Shari'ah).