SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2V624680
Module Leader Martin MacDonald
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

This module provides a student with good understanding of Islamic ethics and culture and lays foundation to the origin of Islam and Islamic life.


Foundations of Islam: Unity and Universality, the world view, revelations from sunnah of the prophet and the Holy Quran Islamic life: Faith, worship: prayers, Zakah, Fasting and Pilgrimages, Fiqh and Ethics Principles & Values in Islam, Moral and Social, Political thoughts and family basis, human rights and education, the emancipation of women. Culture and learning in Islam and languages of Islam. Human science, literary creativity, music and performing arts, handicraft in Islamic culture.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Interpret the universal message of Islam and the Prophet Mohammed (pbuh). (AM1, AM2).2. Develop an understanding on comparison of the Islam and other religious traditions worldwide (AM1, AM2).3. Summarise the major themes of Holy Quran and illustrate its characteristics as applicable to Islamic ethics and culture (AM5).4. Gain knowledge and understanding of Islamic life, eternal principles of the Muslim faith and values of Islam (AM5, AM8).

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The main teaching method will be based onClass room lectures, seminars, presentations and guest lectures. The students will be expected to perform directed reading of prescribed text books and self-learning tasks on Islamic foundation, ethics, culture and heritage.

Indicative Reading

Some Helpful Web Sites: Different aspects of Islamic culture: Volume1 to 5

Transferrable Skills

Communication/Literacy/Linguistic/Critical Evaluation use of IT and Interpersonal/team skills

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 56.00
Tutorials (FT) 28.00
Independent Learning (FT) 100.00
Assessment (FT) 16.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 25.00 35% Assignment-1(Written report with word limit 2000)
Coursework 2 n/a 25.00 35% Written report with word limit 2000)
Exam (School) 1.50 50.00 35% Class Test - Unseen class test1.5 hours