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Fieldwork in Islamic Culture and Religion in Turkey

Release time:2015-11-22 11:30:56

The course ‘Fieldwork in Islamic Culture and Religion in Turkey’ held by the Department of Cultural & Religious Studies with assistance by Centre for the Study of Islamic Culture and the Islamic Cultural Association in the second semester (2014/2015). This course is divided into two parts: Class meeting for lectures and the filed work in Turkey. Muslim specialists are invited in class to give talks such as Islamic faith, Arabic and Turkish culture, architecture and arts. After the class, students joined the ten-day trip to Turkey for visiting local religious institutions and historical sites.

Class(6 Jan-17 Feb, 2015):

1.Lecture on Architecture of Islam (Lecturer:Ms Sun Hui Ying)

(Ms Sun Hui Ying introduced Al-Masjid anNabawi in Medina)

2.Lecture on the Arabic World(Lecturer: Ibrahim Chao Hsi-lin)

(Dr.Chao introduced the Arabic world and Islam)

3. Lecture on the culture and language of Turkey (Lecturer: Mr. ErdemCongar)

(Mr. CongarIntroducedTurkish culture)

Fieldwork in Turkey (11-20 May, 2016)