Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Religious Movements DAO308 6 2 + 0 5

Prerequisites None

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Compulsory
Coordinator Assist.Prof. Murat AKIN
Instructors Assist.Prof. Murat AKIN
Goals This course´s main aims are to gain general notion to the students about various Islamic sects; to improve critical, comprehensive and coherent thinking on religion and sects; to constitute the idea that Islamic sects should be understood as different interpretations of Islam and they should not identified with Islam; to intensify the mentality that diversities are respected.
Contents Description of "Islamic sects"; its aim, scope, and methodology; basic concepts and sources; reasons of the formation of Islamic sects ; the earliest political and theological diversifications in religious understanding and the process of institutionalize; the Kharijites, the Murjia, Mu’tazila sect and the schools of Basra and Baghdad, Shi’ite sects, Sunnism; the reasons which are effective in the emergence of these sects; their formative periods, fundamental principles; the sub-sects; the areas they lived.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 1)Define the description of "Islamic sects" and its aim, scope, and methodology 2) Explain the religious, etnic, cultural, social and political diversity of Islamic sects and their reasons 3) Evaluate having a general notion of basic Islamic sects and their formative periods

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods 1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion
Assessment Methods A: Testing, C: Homework, F: Performance Task

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Description of the History of Islamic Sects, subject, purpose, basic resources, terminalogical infrastructure to read given objects
2 the Events that couse birth of Islamic Sects to read given objects
3 Harijies to read given objects
4 Shias and Zaidiyyah to read given objects
5 Gulat Shias to read given objects
6 Mutezila to read given objects
7 Ahli Sunnah to read given objects
8 Maturidiyyah to read given objects
9 Eshariyyah to read given objects
10 Mürcia, Durziyyah ve Nusayriyyah to read given objects
11 Vahhabians to read given objects
12 Babilik ve Bahaians to read given objects
13 Kadiyaniyyah to read given objects
14 Yazidiyyah and Alavies to read given objects

Textbook Halil İbrahim Bulut, Dünden Bugüne Siyasi-İtikadi İslam Mezhepleri Tarihi, Ankara Okulu, 2011.
Additional Resources 1)Abdurrahman Bedevi, Mezâhibul-İslâmiyyîn, Beyrut 1996. [2] Bağdadî, Mezhepler Arasındaki Farklar, çev. Ethem Ruhi Fığlalı, İstanbul 1991. [3] E. Ruhi Fığlalı, İmâmiyye Şîası, İstanbul 1984. [4] Eşârî, Makalâtül-İslâmiyyîn ve İhtilafül-Musallîn, thk.Helmut Ritter, Weisbaden 1980. [5] Hasan Onat, Emeviler Devri Şii Hareketleri ve Günümüz Şiiliği, Ankara 1993. [6] İbn Hazm, el-Fasl Fîl-Milel vel-Ehvâ ven-Nihal, Beyrut 1986. [7] İmam Maturidi ve Maturidilik, (ed. Sönmez Kutlu), Ankara 2003. [8] Kummî ve Nevbahtî, Kitâbul-Makâlât vel-Fırak ve Fırakuş-Şîa, çev. Hasan Onat-Sabri Hizmetli-Sönmez Kutlu-Ramazan Şimşek, Ankara 2004; [9] Muhammed Ebû Zehra, İslâm´da Siyâsî ve İtikâdî Mezhepler Tarihi, çev: E. Ruhi Fığlalı-O. Eskicioğlu, İstanbul 1970. [10] Sönmez Kutlu, Türklerin İslâmlaşma Sürecinde Mürcie ve Tesirleri, Ankara 2000.

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 100
In-Term Total 1 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 The sufficient knowledge about the field. x
2 The sufficient education knowledge of the field. x
3 Can define concepts, theories and teaching methods and practice in the field. x
4 Have information about features of students’ development and their learning. x
5 Taking into account developmental characteristic of student and individual differences provides suitable learning environment. x
6 Taking in to account the characteristics ant the achievements (purposes) of the subject appropriate teaching strategies methods and techniques apply. x
7 Takes tasks in individual and group works and fulfill them effectively. x
8 Takes responsibilities in solving problem and tries to produce solutions.
9 Can makes self-assessment. x
10 Participates in social and cultural activities. x
11 Can makes within the discipline and interdisciplinary team study in educational applications. x
12 Follow changes in curricula and new resource and related materials. x
13 Aware of the national culture and universal values and give them importance. x
14 Have sufficient information about structure, development and history of Turkish Educational System. x
15 Knows and uses values and principles that Turkish National Educational System based on and field’s purpose, principles and techniques. x
16 Examines concepts related to the field with scientific methods. x
17 Has information of teaching programs, teaching methods and techniques and measurement and evaluation. x

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 2 28
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 11 11 121
Mid-terms 1 1 1
Final examination 1 1 1
Total Work Load (h) 151
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 5.03
ECTS Credit of the Course 5