TRAINING COURSE

Definition:

BA Islamic Teaching and Cultural Geography is a program through which students are familiarized with technical course units and over successful completion of course units they will be awarded with BA Islamic Teaching and Cultural Geography.

Objectives:

  • Familiarizing learners with the fundamental Islamic viewpoints and strengthening students’ religious and knowledge-based foundations

  • Developing students’ skills in the area of cultural geography due to the importance of this knowledge in the development of the world particularly in the field of Islamic culture and civilization

  • Creating the learners’ abilities and skills in practical and basic researches within the area of cultural geography

  • Expanding students’ abilities in order to get prepared for dissemination in cultural and scientific fields taking advantage of their knowledge in the field of cultural geography

  • Preparing students to continue their studies in postgraduate levels

Importance and necessity

Al-Mustafa International University, addressing the education of non-Iranian applicants, has a great responsibility for Islamic education and possesses a proper situation for the field of geography, hence running such program entitled ‘’Islamic teaching and cultural geography’’ seemed necessary. The students, with their knowledge of fundamentals and principles of Islam, get prepared to apply their skills in geographical science and take effective steps in teaching and disseminating Islam.

Course Units:

-There are a total of 175 credits to be studied in this program; the majority of the modules are theoretical which are offered with an emphasis on research.

Course Units:

No.

Course Units

Credit rating

1.

Seminary

38

2.

General

21

3.

Core

44

4.

Specialized

72

 

Total

175

Role and effectiveness:

The graduates of the program will be experts in the followings areas and act as knowledgeable disseminators in the field of cultural geography:

  • Researching on the rules behind creation, development and expansion of the factors shaping the natural and human-based environments which are created based on the dynamic relation of man and environment

  • Achieving and providing geographical developments with the acquired geographical techniques and knowledge (maps, aerospace and satellite images, geographical data systems and data processing)

  • Predicting and finding solution for future problems and leading geographical teams, particularly cultural and political geography, with the aim of solving problems, organizing a proper environment for social life and improving environment and culture within the framework of practical geography, helping develop rural, urban, and regional plans

a.Seminary course units:

No.

Course Units

Credit rating

Total hours

Theoretical

Practical

Pre-requisite

Notes

1.

Grammar (1)

4

80

48

32

 

 

2.

Grammar (2)

3

64

32

32

Grammar (1)

 

3.

Syntax (1)

3

48

48

 

Grammar (2)

 

4.

Syntax (2)

5

96

64

32

Grammar (2) & syntax (1)

 

5.

Syntax (3)

5

96

64

32

Grammar (2) & syntax (2)

 

6.

Syntax and morphology

2

64

 

64

Syntax (3)

 

7.

Reasoning (logic) (1)

2

32

32

 

 

 

8.

Reasoning (logic) (2)

2

32

32

 

Logic (1)

 

9.

Islamic Philosophy (1)

2

32

32

 

 

 

10.

Islamic Philosophy (2)

2

32

32

 

Islamic Philosophy (1)

 

11.

Introductory Commentary

2

32

32

 

Introduction to Quranic Sciences

 

12.

Introduction to Nahj Al-Balaqe and Sahife Sajadiyye

2

32

32

 

 

 

13.

Introduction to Quranic Sciences

2

32

32

 

 

 

14.

Reading comprehension

2

64

 

64

Syntax (3) & syntax and morphology

 

 

Total

38

736

480

256

 

 

 

b.General Course Units:

No.

Course Units

Credit rating

Total hours

Theoretical

Practical

Pre-requisite

Notes

1.

Islamic Thought (1)

2

32

32

 

 

 

2.

Islamic Thought (2)

2

32

32

 

Islamic Thought (1)

 

3.

Analytical History of Early Islam

2

32

32

 

 

 

4.

Imam Khomeini Sociopolitical Viewpoints

2

32

32

 

Islamic Thought (2)

 

5.

Islamic Ethics

2

32

32

 

 

 

6.

Farsi Literature

3

48

48

 

 

 

7.

Physical Education

2

32

32

 

 

 

8.

Culture and Civilization of Islam and Iran

2

32

32

 

 

 

9.

Family Management

1

16

16

 

 

 

10.

Foreign Language

3

48

48

 

 

 

 

Total

21

336

336

 

 

 

 

Note (1): The course units of the general section are approved by the Cultural Revolution Council.

c.Core Course Units:

No.

Course Units

Credit rating

Total hours

Theoretical

Practical

Pre-requisite

Notes

1.

Thematic Commentary

2

32

32

 

Introductory Commentary

 

2.

General History of Religions (1)

2

32

32

 

 

 

3.

General History of Religions (2)

2

32

32

 

General History of Religions (1)

 

4.

Bases and Principles for deducting from the Quran and Hadith

2

32

32

 

 

 

5.

Anthropology

2

32

32

 

 

 

6.

Jurisprudence (1)

4

64

64

 

Principles of Islamic Law

 

7.

Jurisprudence (2)

4

64

64

 

Jurisprudence (1)

 

8.

Jurisprudence (3)

4

64

64

 

Jurisprudence (2)

 

9.

Principles of Islamic Law

5

80

80

 

Logic and Jurisprudence (3)

 

10.

Islamic Beliefs (3)

2

32

32

 

Islamic Beliefs (2)

 

11.

Islamic Beliefs (4)

2

32

32

 

Islamic Beliefs (3)

 

12.

Teaching Method

1

16

16

 

 

 

13.

Training and Cultural Management

2

32

32

 

 

 

14.

Basics of Sociology

2

32

32

 

 

 

15.

General Psychology

2

32

32

 

 

 

16.

Introductory Mathematics

2

32

32

 

 

 

17.

Descriptive Statistics

2

32

32

 

 

 

18.

Generalities of Economics

2

32

32

 

Introductory Mathematics

 

 

Total

44

704

704

 

 

 

 

d.Specialized Course Units:

No.

Course Units

Credit rating

Total hours

Theoretical

Practical

Pre-requisite

Notes

1.

Philosophy and evolutions in the field of Geography

2

32

32

 

 

 

2.

Research method in the theoretical sciences

2

32

32

 

 

 

3.

Earth in the space

2

32

32

 

 

 

4.

Principles of geomorphology

2

32

32

 

Principles of geology

 

5.

Principles of meteorology

2

32

32

 

Principles of distant measurement

 

6.

Principles of geography of population

2

32

32

 

 

 

7.

Principles of economic geography

2

32

32

 

 

 

8.

Principles of political geography

2

32

32

 

 

 

9.

Principles of cultural geography

2

32

32

 

 

 

10.

Principles of tourism geography

2

32

32

 

 

 

11.

Principles of urban geography

2

32

32

 

 

 

12.

Regional studies (Persian Gulf)

2

32

32

 

 

 

13.

Geography and globalization

2

32

32

 

 

 

14.

Principles of communication geography

2

32

32

 

 

 

15.

Iran’s Political geography

2

32

32

 

 

 

16.

Principles of rural geography

2

32

32

 

 

 

17.

Politics and space

2

32

32

 

 

 

18.

Topology and cartography

2

48

16

32

 

 

19.

Principles of distance measurement

2

48

16

32

Topology

 

20.

Principles of GIS

2

48

16

32

Principles of distance measurement

 

21.

Iran’s cultural geography

2

32

32

 

 

 

22.

Domination of cultures and civilizations and their geographical principles

2

32

32

 

 

 

23.

Cultural geography and development theories

2

32

32

 

 

 

24.

Research method in cultural geography

2

48

16

32

Principles of theoretical research

 

25.

Identity and identity-making factors

2

32

32

 

 

 

26.

Principles for strategic planning in cultural geography

2

32

32

 

 

 

27.

Anthropological principles of cultural geography

2

32

32

 

 

 

28.

Globalization and cultural consequences

2

32

32

 

 

 

29.

Space and cultural engineering

2

32

32

 

 

 

30.

Cultural geography and economics and development

2

32

32

 

 

 

31.

Culture, the media and techniques of dissemination

2

32

32

 

 

 

32.

Qualitative techniques of cultural geography

2

32

32

 

 

 

33.

Utopia and prophetic culture

2

32

32

 

 

 

34.

Epistemology and philosophy of culture

2

32

32

 

 

 

35.

Cultural geography of the Islam World and the Middle East

2

32

32

 

Regional studies (Persian Gulf)

 

36.

Shiite Geopolitics

2

32

32

 

Cultural geography of the Islam World and the Middle East

 

 

Total

72

1216

1216

 

 

 

 

Note (2): the 2-credit compulsory dissertation will be offered based on a project.




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