Qur’an and Commentaries (Classical Tafsir Formation)

Course Information
TitleΚοράνιο και Ερμηνείες I (Κλασσικά Tafsir) / Qur’an and Commentaries (Classical Tafsir Formation)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorMarina anna Pyrovolaki
Course ID600012619

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

Registered students: 77
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course115

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
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)
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully completed the lesson are able to read the classical Arabic Quranic language, understand and translate part of the text into the Greek language, perceive and know the interpretive issues concerning the Quran.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The lesson heals the tafsir, the special branch of knowledge of Islamic Qur'anic sciences (al-'ulūm al-qurāniyya), which deals with the interpretation of the Quran. After a necessary introduction to the Koranic text, the most important commentators / interpreters (mufassirūn) of the Koran, from the first centuries of Islamic history to the 15th century, are presented. Subjects of the Qur'an are then studied and analyzed in the light of the so-called "classical tafsir", that is, the well-known explanatory interpretation and commentary of the Koranic text. At the end of the first and second semester classical class class students will be able to assess their importance for interpreting the Quran and understand how it works and how the "science of interpreting the Quran" was applied by Muslim scholars of the 8th-15th century.
Quaran, Interpretation, Islam, Tradition
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
Use of Power Points during the lessons. Cooperation with the students through E-Mails.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment401.6
Written assigments180.7
Student Assessment
Exams (written-oral), or writing of papers. The degree of participation in the class during the lectures of the Semester included in their final evaluation.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
1. Πανεπιστημιακές Σημειώσεις 2. Αλμπέρτ Χουράνη, (2009), Η Ιστορία του Αραβικού Κόσμου, Ψυχογιός, Αθήνα
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