TRAINING COURSE

 

Definition:

 

MA Cultural Sociology is a program during which students are familiarized with relevant courses. Over successful completion of the programs, students are conferred MA Cultural Sociology Certificate.

 

Importance and Necessity:

Basically, Al-Mustafa universitys students need to develop their knowledge in the Humanities fields. The Islamic viewpoints and theories prepares them for participating in academic environment and knowing different cultures and social groups can help students communicate effectively with other social groups. Becoming skillful in critiquing and assessing social issues within culture makes this program more important and ignoring such skills may cause cultural damages for countries and destruction of their societies.

 

Role and effectiveness:

Graduates of the program can become skillful in education, research, and dissemination within the field of sociology. Some of the skills graduates develop include: conducting research studies within Islamic culture and society; formulating Islamic model within the field of cultural issues; teaching sociology in international Islamic universities; critiquing and analyzing western social theories; formulating new theories within cultural sociology and finally getting prepared for higher educational levels. 

 

Major objectives of the program:

  • Instructing lecturers within the field of culture and sociology

  • Instructing researchers in the field of sociology and cultural studies

  • Instructing religious disseminators

  • Preparing students for PhD programs

 

Educational policies:

 

  • Encouraging students towards research through allocating 30 per cent of credits to research works

  • Developing analytical skills in the relevant courses

  • Developing academic skills, e.g. writing, teaching, and translating within the field

  • Developing students skills in comprehension of technical texts

  • Developing skills in a course or concentration

  • Encouraging students towards ethical and spiritual aspects

  • Considering regional needs of students

 

Admission:

 

BA graduates of Sociology and Culture can apply for the program.

Note: Applicants with other backgrounds can apply for the program; however, they are required to pass the pre-perquisite course units.

 

Program structure and duration:

 

  • The program duration is 8 semesters each lasting for 6 months

  •  12 course units are presented in each semesters

  • Students who are required to pass pre-requisite course units are permitted to extend their studies (for each 12 credits extending 1 semester)

  • Students are required to present a dissertation which is calculated as 4 credits towards the total credits

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Credits and course units:

 

 

No.

Course structure

Credits

1

Seminary

32

3

Specialized

28

4

Dissertation

4

Total

64

 

a. Basic seminary course units

No.

Course unit title

Credits

Hours

Pre-requisite

Total

Theoretical

Practical

 

1

Jurisprudence (1)

3

48

48

-

 

2

Jurisprudence (2)

2

32

32

-

Jurisprudence (1)

3

Jurisprudence (3)

2

32

32

-

Jurisprudence (2)

4

Principles of Islamic Laws

3

48

48

-

 

5

Comparative Theology (1)

2

32

32

-

 

6

Comparative Theology (2)

2

32

32

-

Comparative Theology (1)

7

Islamic Philosophy (1)

2

32

32

-

 

8

Islamic Philosophy (2)

2

32

32

-

Islamic Philosophy (1)

9

Islamic Philosophy (3)

2

32

32

-

Islamic Philosophy (2)

Total

20

320

320

-

 

 

b. Table of specialized seminary Course units

No.

Course unit title

Credits

Hours

Pre-requisite

Theoretical

Practical

Total

1

methods and approaches in exegesis of Islamic texts

2

32

-

32

-

2

Thematic Exegesis of (Society and the Quran)

2

32

-

32

-

3

The Quran and Sciences (emphasizing on sociology)

2

32

-

32

-

4

The Quran and contemporary culture

2

32

-

32

-

5

 Jurisprudence of Hadith (emphasizing on Nahjol Balaqa and Rewayat regarding social issues)

2

32

-

32

-

6

Studying Hadith (history, Rijal and Dirayah)

2

32

-

32

-

Total

12

 

 

 

 

 

c. Specialized course units

No.

Course unit title

Credits

Hours

Pre-requisite

Total

Theoretical

Practical

1

Sociology of science and technology

2

32

32

-

 

2

Sociology of knowledge

2

32

32

-

 

3

Sociology of history of Islamic civilization

2

32

32

-

 

4

Sociology of culture

2

32

32

-

 

5

Sociology of art and literature

2

32

32

-

 

6

Cultural anthropology

2

32

32

-

 

7

Sociology of mass communication

2

32

32

-

 

8

Religious sociology

2

32

32

-

 

9

Cultural theories

2

32

32

-

Technical Language (1&2) 2 credits

10

Fundamentals of cultures according to Quranic verses and Rewayat

2

32

32

-

 

11

Sociology of education

2

32

32

-

 

12

Comparative study of culture

2

32

32

-

 

13

Sociology of religious rituals and denominations

2

32

32

-

 

14

Development and cultural changes according to Islam

2

32

32

-

 

15

Dissertation

4

128

-

128

 

Total

32

576

448

128

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

d. pre-requisite course units:

No.

Course unit title

Credits

Hours

Total

Theoretical

Practical

1

Technical language (1)

2

32

32

 

2

Technical language (2)

2

32

32

-

Total

4

64

64

-

 

 




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