Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Modern Aproaches to Quran DAO408 8 2 + 0 2


Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Elective
Coordinator Assist.Prof. HARUN SAVUT
Instructors Assist.Prof. HARUN SAVUT
Goals Students will acquire the effect of Modernism on Islamic World especially on interpretation of Quran and will indicate modern Quranic studies.
Contents In this course, the effects of the modernisation process in the Islamic World in clasical and modern periods on Quranic studies will be examined.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Analyses the modernism.
2 Describes the effect of modernism on Quranic studies.
3 Illustrates the essential models.
4 Analyses the modern Quranic studies in Ottoman and Modern Turkey.

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

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to modernism
2 The entry of modernism into Islamic World and Orientalism
3 The essential models for Quranic studies
4 Qur´an centric studies and the critics of hadiths
5 The emphases of Ictihad and the objection to Icma and sects
6 The criticising of classical tradition
7 The criticising of İsrailiyyat
8 The emphases of the integrity, scientific and rationality of Quran
9 Seyyid Ahmed Han and his studies
10 M. Abduh and his studies
11 Mehmet Akif and Sırat-ı Mustakim/Sebilürreşad journal
12 Elmalılı H. Yazır and his Qur´an exegesis
13 Qur´anic translations in modern Turkey
14 General evaluation

Textbook Albayrak, İsmail (2004): Klasik Modernizmde Kur´ana yaklaşımlar, İstanbul: Ensar Yayınları.
Additional Resources Birışık, Abdülhamit (2001): Hint altkıtası düşünce tefsir ekolleri. İstanbul: İnsan Yayınevi Mertoğlu, Suvat, (2001): Osmanlıda II meşrutiyet sonrası Modern tefsir anlayışı, Basılmamış doktora tezi, İstanbul

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. x
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) 14 2 28
Presentation / Preparing Seminar 1 4 4
Mid-terms 1 1 1
Final examination 1 1 1
Total Work Load (h) 62
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 2.07
ECTS Credit of the Course 2