Qur’an and Commentaries III (Contemporary Tafsir)

Course Information
TitleΚοράνιο και Ερμηνείες IIΙ (Σύγχρονα Tafsir) / Qur’an and Commentaries III (Contemporary Tafsir)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorMarina anna Pyrovolaki
Course ID600012637

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

Registered students: 62
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course325

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction)
  • Arabic (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • Υ102 Qur’an and Commentaries (Classical Tafsir Formation)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students are able to: -recognize and reproduce the letters and diacritics of the Arabic alphabet in all their forms with facility -read a number of the short chapters of the Qur'an taught in class -read a selection of other characteristic passages that have been taught in class -translate the Quranic passages by understanding several of the grammatical and syntactic structures in accordance with their progress in the Arabic language III course of their degree -Connect specific words and verses with the interpretations in specific exegetical Sunni works of the classical and post-classical period - outline the history of the evolution of the interpretive tradition of the Quran -provide examples from different genre of tafsir literature (lexicographical, allegorical) - compare the academic approach of the study of exegetical texts with the activity of "tafsir" as a confessional act in the modern everyday life -take a stance on the challenges of studying a sacred text with a symbolic and ritual function -read introductory articles on the history of tafsir from the beginning of Islam to the present day -use public speaking skills (in presentations) -use academic writing and independent research skills (in written assignments)
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 international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The students reach a more advanced level in the mastery of the Quranic text and its exegesis, building, at the same time, further in the technical and theoretical questions of the previous two classes. In the end of the third semester students have a sophisticated and scholarly understanding of certain passages of the Quranic text, of the classical exegesis and of the theological importance of both
Qur'an, Tafsir, Interpretations.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Podcast
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • 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
Oral or written exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
-Υλικά που παρέχονται στο e-elarning -Το ιερόν Κοράνιον, μετάφραση Πεντάκης, 3η έκδοση/2016, διαθέτης (Εκδότης): Δημήτριος Κ. Σταμούλης
Additional bibliography for study
Το Ιερό Κοράνιο και μετάφραση των εννοιών του στην ελληνική γλώσσα, Εκδόσεις Ιωάννη Λάτση, 1418/1997, επιμέλεια Δρ. Χαλήλ Τζιχάντ, υπό την αιγίδα του Συγκροτήματος του Βασιλιά Φαχντ για την εκτύπωση του Κορανίου
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