Sep 25, 2021  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 [Archived Catalog]

Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)

CLWR 5430 - Sufism-Mysticism and Asceticism in Islam


Introduces the ‘mystical’ dimension of Islam, known as Sufism. Begins by probing key terms such as ‘Sufism,’ ‘asceticism,’ and ‘mysticism.’ Then traces the emergence of Sufism during the formative period of the Islamic political and religious systems. Bulk of course explores contemporary manifestations of Sufism in diverse locations ranging from South/Southeast Asia and Central Asia to Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.

Requisites:
Credit Hours: 4
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • define and assess the utility of key terms such as ‘Sufism,’ ‘mysticism,’ and ‘asceticism.’
  • develop collaborative research skills by working in pairs or small groups to develop Wikis that explore one particular aspect of classical or contemporary Sufism
  • explain why Sufism remains relevant today and how it is adapting to modern political and social conditions
  • identify the distinctive characteristics of contemporary Sufism in different cultural or national settings
  • identify the main phases, influences, and lines of development in the historical evolution of Sufism



Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)