cod. 1006735

Academic year 2020/21
1° year of course - First semester
- Giancarlo ANELLO
Academic discipline
Diritto canonico e diritto ecclesiastico (IUS/11)
A scelta dello studente
Type of training activity
Student's choice
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

A) Knowledge and Understanding: Students will study the historical roots of the Islamic world, its cultural nature, its current value both in countries of origin and in the western settlement.

B) Applying knowledge and understanding: Students will be able to apply the fitting interpretative categories connected to the cultural dimension of Islam

C) Making judgements: Students will acquire the conceptual and categorical tools useful for a first qualification about the religious phenomena, the Islamic world's political and social.

D) Communication skills: students will
be able to convey information, ideas, problems and solutions to
specialists and non-specialists of this issue.
Students can make conclusions clearly and through the support of their
knowledge ot the cultural and historical context. They will also be able to explain the reasons for their

E Learning skills: at the end of the course, students will manage the basics to analyze and evaluate international cultural institutions, Italian and, if possible, Arabs, so as to make them as independent as possible and objectives of research and study.



Course unit content

The course is divided into three parts.
The first introduces the elements of the history of the Islamic religion and its subsequent development; the second illustrates the elements of the Arabic language and its impact on culture and socio-political institutions of Islam; the third examines some "applied institutions" of contemporary Islam, for example, tribal and kinship networks, negotiating and economic practices, fundamentalism, the state and religious law.

Full programme

Introduction of the course and the program: terminology and useful concepts: religion, culture, institutions.

Part one:
History of Islamic Religion and its global development.
The other secularization, the colonial worlds, the post-colonial legacy, the contemporary Islamic reformism.

Second part:
Religion, language and Muslim culture.
Islam anthropology, ibadat and Muamalat, the right, the Arab state, tribalism.

Part Three:
contemporary institutions of the Muslim world.
Political Islam, Muslim women and feminism, religious minorities in Islamic countries, the Islamic economy, fundamentalism, al-Qaeda and ISIS.


Carole Hillenbrand, Islam. Una nuova introduzione storica, Einaudi, 2016
Massimo Campanini, Stefano Maria Torelli, Lo scisma della mezzaluna, Mondadori, 2017

Teaching methods

Activities will take place online through the "Teams" and "Elly" platforms. Lessons will be held in both synchronous (via Teams) and asynchronous mode (uploaded on the Elly page of the course). During the lessons presentation by the professor will alternate with interactive moments with the students. To promote active participation in the course, individual and group activities will be planned, through the use of Elly

Assessment methods and criteria

A)Evaluation of attending students will be made during the course through written tests(short essays, project work, research reports, etc.) and at the end of the course through an on-line interview

B) Non attending students are expected to discuss arguments of the lessons considering the different blocks of issues. Students can begin the oral exam discussing a paper previously submitted by email to the professor.
The evaluation consists of an interview aimed at verifying the knowledge and concepts, the capability to express concepts and contents of the teaching, the interest in scientific investigation.

Other information

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