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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Spring 2006

MES 321K • Sufism and Islamic Mysticism

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
41082 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
WAG 420
Hyder

Course Description

This class explores Sufism and other Islamic mystical traditions as they infused cultural milieus spanning four continents and fourteen centuries. The first half of the semester will focus on the historical developments in Islamic theosophical traditions of the Arab and Persian worlds. . In the second half of the semester, we will move to a discussion of Islamic mysticisms growth over time and beyond the porous borders of Arabia and Iran.

Grading Policy

3 Exams (75%) 1 Book Report (15%) Class Attendance & Participation (10%)

Texts

A. Schimmel, Mystical Dimensions of Islam B. Attar, Conference of the Birds C. Course Packet from Speedway

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