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Bachelor of Islamic Studies – Religious Discourse and Society

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Study Plan:
First: University Requirements – (39) Credit Hours
Course No.Course NameCredit HoursPre-requisiteStudy System
01011108Arabic Morphology and Syntax 13Physical Attendance
01011017English Language 13Physical Attendance
01013029Introduction to Humanities3Physical Attendance
01014043UAE Society and National Identity3Remote Learning
01014052Islamic Philosophy3Remote Learning
02021001Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (E)3Remote Learning
01011013As-Seerah An-Nabawiyyah – The Prophetic Biography3Physical Attendance
01014056Research Methods and Innovation3Remote Learning
02021002Fundamentals of Information System & Technologies (E)3Physical Attendance
02021003Data Analysis (E)302021002Physical Attendance
01012019Natural Sciences3Physical Attendance
02021004Artificial Intelligence (E)302021003Remote Learning
01012024Islamic Thought and Civilization3Physical Attendance
Second: Program Compulsory Requirements – (42) Credit Hours
01011101Quran recitation and memorization (1)2Remote Learning
01011107Quran recitation and memorization (2)201011101Remote Learning
01014157Quran recitation and memorization (3)201011107Remote Learning
01011327Fundamentals of Islamic Jurisprudence (1)3Remote Learning
01011221Jurisprudence of Worship (1)3Physical Attendance
01012219Jurisprudence of Worship (2)301011221Remote Learning
01012221Jurisprudence of Financial Transactions (1)3Physical Attendance
01011213Quranic Sciences and the Origins of Interpretation3Remote Learning
01011214Hadith Sciences – Hadith Authentication3Physical Attendance
01011330Introduction to Economics3Remote Learning
01011445The Purposes of Islamic Law3Physical Attendance
01012337Jurisprudence of Family and its Issues3Remote Learning
01011215Islamic Theology3Physical Attendance
02024018Graduation Project6Passing no less than 96 academic hoursRemote Learning
Third: Optional Requirements – (03) Credit Hours
01011109Arabic Morphology and Syntax (2)301011108Physical Attendance
01011329Sciences of Rhetoric3Physical Attendance
01011336Moral Education3Remote Learning
02014024Effective Communication Skills3Physical Attendance
Fourth: Specialization Compulsory Requirements – (36) Credit Hours
01012336Jurisprudence of Financial Transactions (2)301012221Physical Attendance
01012401Jurisprudence Rules and their Applications3Remote Learning
01012338Islamic Inheritance Jurisprudence3Remote Learning
01012139Ethics and Human Commonalities3Physical Attendance
01013140Preaching and Public Speaking3Physical Attendance
01010101Psychology3Remote Learning
01010201Sociology3Remote Learning
01013135Quranic Stories3Physical Attendance
48101014Contemporary Intellectual Issues3Physical Attendance
02024016Intellectual Security3Remote Learning
01014049Field Training6Physical Attendance
Program Information
  • Program Name: Bachelor of Islamic Studies Major: Religious Discourse and Society
  • Program Code: 124
  • Program Initial Approval Date: 24 May 2021
  • Program Providing Entity: College of Islamic Studies
  • Program Duration: (8) Eight Semesters
  • Program Hours: (120) Credit Hours
  • Total Number of Modules: (38) Modules
Bachelors Degree Program Admission Requirements
  • The applicant shall achieve a minimum average of:
    • 80% in the general secondary certificate for the General Track
    • 75% in the general secondary certificate for the Advanced Track
    • 70% in the general secondary certificate for the Elite Track
  • The student shall pass the personal interview, which includes an oral test and a placement test.

The student shall meet the following requirements to be admitted at the end of the first semester:

  • A minimum average of (2) in the semester average.
  • A minimum score of (1250) points in the Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT) in Arabic language, and a minimum score of (1000) in English or its equivalent in other standardized tests (IETLS, TOEFL …).
  • A minimum score of (700) points in the Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT) in mathematics.
Bachelors Degree Program Admission Adopted Standards:
  • Knowledge of the Islamic religion fundamentals
  • Knowledge of Arabic language fundamentals
  • Correct pronunciation and correct reading
  • General knowledge
  • Knowledge of English language fundamentals
  • General Personal Features
 Study System
  • The study system of the program is the credit hours system, and teaching will be during the academic week days only, i.e., from Monday to Friday.
  • The program is presented in the blended study system in accordance with the academic accreditation standards of the Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates.  
Graduation Requirements:

In order to obtain a bachelor’s degree at Mohamed Bin Zayed University for Humanities, the student must complete all courses with a minimum grade of (1.00) per each course, achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of (00.2), and complete (120) credit hours as a minimum. He shall also pass the competency test in the specialization, the English language test, and the Arabic language test with a minimum average of (75%), and successfully complete all major curriculum requirements, including field training and graduation projects.

Course Completion

The course is completed with a mark equal to or above 60%.

Minimum and maximum academic load for the student

The student’s academic load in one semester ranges between (12) credit hours as a minimum, (18) credit hours as an upper limit, and (21) credit hours as a maximum.

Certificates are awarded at the university with one of the following grades:
AverageGrade
3.60 – 4.00Excellent
3.00 – less than – 3.6Very Good
2.5 – less than – 3.00Good
2.00 – Less than – 2.5Fair
 Program Objectives:
  1. To develop the learner’s linguistic and rhetorical knowledge.
  2. To train the learner on the skills of criticism and analysis of legal and literary texts.
  3. To Provide the student with communication skills and public speaking basic rules.
  4. To enable the student to acquire scientific research and innovation skills in order to understand issues and solve problems.
  5. To encourage the student to adopt self-learning approach, which is considered as a key to lifelong learning.
  6. Consolidating the values of moderation and temperance in religious discourse and strengthening the state’s efforts to reject extremism and militancy.
Programme Outcomes
  1. Identify through a comprehensive understanding the terms, issues, sources and references of knowledge related to the specialization.
  2. Analyze legal and literary texts under a sober scientific and applied approach.
  3. Employ research methods and creativity skills in understanding issues and solving problems.
  4. Utilize the acquired knowledge in developing student capabilities and building a scientific personality capable of taking responsibility.
  5. Demonstrate independent thinking in the explanation of true religion and refutation of suspicions.
  6. Discuss news and ideas in a critical manner in order to achieve the interest of the work.
  7. Apply communication skills and rules of public speaking in order to establish a moderation approach that considers the ethical standards within the local context.
  8. Contribute in addressing family and community issues adopting sound thinking and good behavior that serve the public interest.
  9. Develop religious discourse based on tolerance and coexistence, considering religious and national affiliation, and reinforcing the state’s efforts to reject extremism and militancy.
  10. Use various means of communication, public speaking skills and the arts of influencing others in positive communication with his professional surroundings through continuous self-development and tight management.
  11. Propose solutions to the problems of religious discourse in the light of appropriate approaches and procedures.
Outcomes Alignment

The program outcomes have been aligned with the National Qualification System (NQS) of the United Arab Emirates as the following:

StrandStatementProgramme Learning Outcomes
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KnowledgeSpecialized knowledge of facts and theories and understanding of the limits of the specialization, as well as a broad and coherent knowledge and concepts, in addition to an extent of going deeper into basic principles and theoretical concepts***
Understanding the knowledge and theories related to the areas of specialization and knowledge of relevant laws, regulations and standards**
Understanding the criticism and analysis methodology required to prepare a coherent structure of knowledge and concepts acquired from a range of sources.*
A comprehensive understanding of the principle of critical analysis, research systems and methods, and evaluation methods of problem-solving.**
Specialized knowledge of facts and theories and understanding of the limits of the specialization, as well as a broad and coherent knowledge and concepts, in addition to an extent of going deeper into basic principles and theoretical concepts*
SkillsCreative and analytical skills suitable for solving a wide range of specialized problems using procedural and indicative processes that include preparing and developing logical evidence within familiar or unfamiliar contexts of a specialization.**
Evaluate, select and apply appropriate methodologies and procedures to conduct a research and reach the desired solutions.*
Evaluate and implement appropriate research tools and strategies relevant to the area of work and specialization***
Use advanced Information and communications technology (ICT) skills to present, explain or analyze complex and unexpected issues*
Autonomy and ResponsibilityAbility to assume responsibility for developing innovative and advanced methods to assess and manage complex and unexpected resources, processes, and procedures associated with the work and learning areas.***
Ability to manage supervisory or design processes under the specialization in unexpected and unfamiliar contexts**
Ability to work individually or collectively in a creative and effective manner, as well as the ability to manage technical or professional activities in different contexts**
Express a personal point of view while accepting the responsibility before society and social and cultural relations**
Integration into the ContextWork independently in multiple groups and take on semi-professional roles under little direction*
Ability to assume responsibility for setting, developing and achieving the desired outcomes of the individual and the group, and for managing and directing the work of others***
Ability to participate in peer relationships with qualified individuals and in leading multiple groups**
Ability to assume the responsibility for managing the career development process and direct monitoring for the performance of individuals and groups**
Self-developmentEvaluate private learning and assume responsibility for contributing in the development of work and professional practices****
Ability to manage learning-related tasks independently and professionally in complex and unfamiliar learning contexts occasionally.**
Contribute to the maintenance and observance of ethical standards*
Employment Opportunities

A graduate of the Bachelor of Islamic Studies Program- Religious Discourse and Society is qualified to work in various fields within the following institutions:

  • General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments
    • Fatwa Center
    • Research under the supervision of the Authority.
    • Research under the supervision of the UAE Council for Fatwa
    • Supervising Quran Memorization Centers.
    • Mentoring the actors in the religious field of muftis, imams, and preachers.
  • Justice and judiciary professions.
  • Educational professions
    • Teaching in educational institutions.
    • Teaching and research in the higher education institutions.
  • Ministry of Tolerance
  • Al Muwatta Centre
  • Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies & Research
  • Zayed House for Islamic Culture.