HDS 3631

Islam, Metaphor, Meaning

M. Shahab Ahmed


This course examines the hermeneutical significance of the non-literal/figurative in Islamic history. How have Muslims conceptualized, created, received, used, identified and interpreted domains, texts and images in terms of literal and non-literal expression, and with what consequences for the production of meaning in terms of Islam? Note: Not open to auditors.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 22 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: No
Jointly offered as Islamic Civilizations 225


0.50 credits
Spring 2013
Mon 5pm-7pm
FAS Barker Center Room 403 (Finnegan)

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Islamic Studies
  • Religion, Literature, and Culture
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Islam
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) Content language course