Introduction to the Abrahamic Religions

Course Information
TitleΕισαγωγή στις Αβρααμικές Θρησκείες / Introduction to the Abrahamic Religions
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorTimoleon Galanis
Course ID600012620

Programme of Study: PPS Tm. THeologías - Eisagōgikī Kateýthynsī Mousoulmanikṓn Spoudṓn (EKMS 2016-sīmera)

Registered students: 79
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course115

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
to know the common historical origins of monotheistic religions, their theological concepts and their interpretative approaches, to communicate constructively in abrahamic religions environments (Jews, Christians, Muslims), to perceive the common abrahamic background and the differentiation of the three monotheistic religions.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to the Abrahamic Religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam), their historical and theological evolution over the centuries, with emphasis on the contemporary dimension, religious, social of Arabic religions, the ways of constructing their modern identity and their relations with other religions.
Abrahamic Religions, Politics, Identity, Interreligious Relation
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment401.6
Written assigments180.7
Student Assessment
Students’ participation in classroom (discussion, asking questions, formulating comments, giving information) is usually used as an important indicator of the interest of the student and isauxiliary to the results of exams. Examinations are written, oral or in a project form.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
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