TRAINING COURSE

Definition:

 

MA Islamic Principles and Teachings is a specialized program during which students deeply learn relevant course units. Over successful completion of the program, students are conferred MA Islamic Principles and Teachings.

 

Major Goals:

 

  • Instructing lecturers in the field of Islamic Principles and Teachings

  • Instructing researchers within the field

  • Instructing disseminators

  • Preparing distinct students to enter doctoral programs

  

Educational Policies:

 

  • Encouraging research-based studies (by allocating a minimum of 30 per cent of credits to research work)

  • Learning Islamic viewpoints and different arguments in this regard

  • Developing students skills in writing, teaching and translating

  • Internalizing moral and spiritual values in students

  • Having attention to students regional needs 

 

Admission:

 

  • Graduates of the second level of seminary schools can apply for the program.

Note: Applicants with other backgrounds shall pass the interview and the pre-requisite course units before starting the program

 

Program structure and duration:

 

  • The program contains 58 credits, which are studied in 5 semesters. In each semesters students can take up and pass a maximum of 16 credits

  • Each theoretical credit takes 16 hours and each practical one takes 32 hours

  • Students are required to present a dissertation at the end of the program which is calculated as 4 credits towards the total credits.

  

Course unit structure:

 

No.

Course unit

credits

1

Pre-requisite

26

2

Specialized

28

3

Dissertation

4

Total

58

 

 

Importance and necessity:

 

The importance of learning religious beliefs and religious teachings is clear for all of us. Besides, we need to pay attention to questions raised about Islam by the enemies and we need to be able to provide answer to such questions through conducting rigorous studies of Islamic sources. Accordingly, running the Islamic Principles and Teachings program becomes necessary.

 

Role and effectiveness:

 

The graduates of the program are specialized in the field of Islamic Principles and Teachings and with their skills and knowledge they can become researchers, disseminators and lectures in the field of beliefs and by doing so they play an effective role in elevating the original Islamic culture. .

 

a. Pre-requisite course units

No.

Course unit title

Credits

Hours

Pre-requisite

Total

Theoretical

Practical

1

Contemporary political history of Iran (1)

2

32

32

-

 

2

Contemporary political history of Iran (2)

2

32

32

-

Contemporary political history of Iran (1)

3

Introduction to Hadith Science (study of Hadith)

2

32

32

-

 

4

Religions and denominations (1)

2

32

32

-

 

5

Religions and denominations (2)

2

32

32

-

Religions and denominations (1)

6

Principles of consulting

2

32

32

-

 

7

Mahdawiyat

2

32

32

-

 

8

Practical Jurisprudence

2

32

32

-

 

9

Ethics in Business

2

32

32

-

 

10

Fake mysticism

2

32

32

-

 

11

Introduction to religions

2

32

32

-

 

12

Research methodology

2

48

16

32

 

13

Dissemination methodology

2

32

32

-

 

Total

26

432

400

32

 

 

 

b. Specialized course units

No.

Course unit title

Credits

Hours

Pre-requisite

Total

Theoretical

Practical

1

Quranic teachings (1)

2

32

32

-

 

2

Quranic teachings (2)

2

32

32

-

Quranic teachings (1)

3

Quranic teachings (3)

2

32

32

-

Quranic teachings (2)

4

Islamic philosophy

4

64

64

-

 

5

Epistemology

2

32

32

-

 

6

New Theology

4

64

64

-

 

7

Philosophy of ethics

2

32

32

-

 

8

Comparative anthropology

2

32

32

-

 

9

Viewpoints of contemporary Islamic world regarding theology

2

32

32

-

 

10

Oriental Studies

2

32

32

-

 

11

Political philosophy according to Islamic viewpoints

2

32

32

-

 

12

Technical language

2

32

32

-

 

13

Dissertation

4

128

-

128

 

Total

32

576

448

128

 

 




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