First Cycle Programmes    (Bachelor's Degree)
Bachelor - Faculty of Theology - Theology
General Description  |  Key Learning Outcomes  |  Course Structure Diagram with Credits
General Description ^
History
Marmara University, Faculty of Theology was first opened as a Higher Islamic Institute in 1959 by the Ministry of Education. On 20th July 1982 it became a faculty of Marmara University. The Faculty of Theology / Marmara University, has an interdisciplinary approach combining social sciences, theology, and philosophy attempting to develop a new way in understanding the relationship among science, religion, state, and the individual. It is a frequently referred faculty in Turkey as employing many specialized educational staff qualifying in both religious sciences as well as eastern and western languages.
Qualification Awarded
Theology
Specific Admission Requirements
Students are placed through University Entrance Exam (YGS) for Turkish citizens, and through Foreign Students Exam (YÖS) for foreign students. Both exams are governed by OSYM, Student Selection and Placement Center. In addition, candidates from Turkish and relative communities outside Turkey with a valid international exam score such as baccalaureate, French baccalaureate, Matura, Maturita are also admitted as students.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
Students who were previously educated-trained in another higher education institution are exempted from the courses they completed.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
A mendatory Arabic language preparatory class is required prior to the program. At the beginning of Fall and Spring semesters students take a proficiency exam. Successful candidates are exempted from the required prep class.
Profile of The Programme
In addition to required courses on Islamic studies, there is a wide variety of elective courses in the program. The elective classes are designed according to students' demands and needs.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Our graduates are employed in the Ministry of Religious Affairs as muftis, imams etc., and Morals and Religious Culture teachers by the Ministry of Education.
Access to Further Studies
Our graduates can apply to graduate programmes with and without thesis.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
The grades of the students are total of mid-terms and finals. Mid-terms are worth of %40, and finals are %60.
Graduation Requirements
Minimum required grade for graduation is 2 out of 4.
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Mahir İz Cad. Nr. 2 Altunizade 34662 Üsküdar / İSTANBUL TURKEY | Tel: +90 216 651 43 75 (PBX), Fax: +90 216 651 41 89, E-Mail: ilahiyat@marmara.edu.tr, Web: http://ilahiyat.marmara.edu.tr
Facilities
Library, internet, scholarships, etc.
Key Learning Outcomes ^
1 Students will be able to read and understand religious text books.
2 Students learn the correct usage of basic concepts of Islamic Sciences.
3 Students acquire information about the developmental processes of Islamic Sciences.
4 Students gain information and ability in the history of Islam, Islamic Culture, Islamic Art and Islamic Literature.
5 Students are able to attain accurate information and interpret religion, science and philosophy.
6 Students are able to attain information, evaluate the same and make comparisons about religion, sects and modern religious movements.
7 Students are able to find solutions for the religious and moral needs of society via Islamic values.
8 Students will adopt learning and interpretation of religious and moral values in the context of social and cultural developments.
9 Students will be able to use modern methods and techniques of education in the domain of theology.
10 Students will achieve behaviour and attitudes that are in keeping with the mediatory role of religious values.
11 Students will be able to be leaders, instructors in educational services.
12 Students will be able to serve in religious services and religious education.
13 Students will be able to follow research that is carried out in the framework of the needs of society in Islamic science and culture.
14 Students will understand the place and importance of religion in the life of the individual.
Course Structure Diagram with Credits ^
T : Theoretical P: Practice
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ATA121 Ataturk's Principles and The History of Turkish Renovation I Compulsory 2 0 2
2 ILH103 History and Methodology of Hadith Compulsory 4 0 5
3 ILH107 The Life of The Prophet Muhammad Compulsory 2 0 4
4 ILH109 Turkish Religious Music (Theoric) Compulsory 2 0 4
5 ILH111 Basic Islamic Beliefs Compulsory 2 0 4
6 ILH113 Recitation of The Qur'an and Tajwid I Compulsory 2 0 4
7 ILH121 Ottoman Turkish Compulsory 2 0 3
8 TRD121 Turkish Language I Compulsory 2 0 2
9 YDZx121 Foreign Language I Elective 2 0 2
Total 20 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ATA122 Principles of Ataturk II Compulsory 2 0 2
2 ILH102 Recitation of The Qur'an and Tajwid II Compulsory 2 0 4
3 ILH104 Hadith I Compulsory 4 0 5
4 ILH106 History and Methodology of Tafsir Compulsory 4 0 5
5 ILH108 History of Islam I Compulsory 4 0 4
6 ILH112 Basic Islamic Worships Compulsory 2 0 3
7 ILH122 History of Turkish-Islamic Arts Compulsory 2 0 3
8 TRD122 Turkish Language II Compulsory 2 0 2
9 YDZx122 Foreign Language II Elective 2 0 2
Total 24 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ILH201 Recitation of The Qur'an and Tajwid III Compulsory 2 0 4
2 ILH203 Tafsir I Compulsory 4 0 5
3 ILH205 Introduction to Islamic Jurisprudence Compulsory 2 0 3
4 ILH207 Hadith II Compulsory 4 0 6
5 ILH209 History of Islam II Compulsory 2 0 3
6 ILH213 Logic Compulsory 2 0 2
7 ILH215 Psychology of Religion Compulsory 4 0 4
8 YDAR221 Arabic Literature I Compulsory 2 0 3
Total 22 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ILH202 Recitation of The Qur'an and Tajwid IV Compulsory 2 0 4
2 ILH204 Tafsir II Compulsory 4 0 6
3 ILH216 Methodology of Islamic Jurisprudence Compulsory 4 0 6
4 ILH218 Sociology of Religion Compulsory 4 0 5
5 ILH222 History of Kalam Compulsory 4 0 6
6 YDAR222 Arabic Literature II Compulsory 2 0 3
Total 20 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ILH301 Systematic Kalam I Compulsory 4 0 4
2 ILH303 Islamic Law I Compulsory 4 0 5
3 ILH305 History of Philosophy Compulsory 4 0 6
4 ILH307 History of Islamic Civilization Compulsory 2 0 3
5 ILH351 Recitation of The Qur'an and Tajwid V Compulsory 2 0 4
6 ILH-FDB-S3 Elective - 3 (PRS) Elective 2 0 2
7 ILH-İTS-S4 Elective - 4 (IHA) Elective 2 0 2
8 ILH-TİB-S1,2 Elective - 1-2 (BIS) Elective 4 0 4
Total 24 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ILH302 Systematic Kalam II Compulsory 2 0 2
2 ILH304 Islamic Law II Compulsory 4 0 5
3 ILH308 Sufism I Compulsory 2 0 4
4 ILH346 History of Islamic Philosophy Compulsory 4 0 5
5 ILH352 Recitation of The Qur'an and Tajwid VI Compulsory 2 0 4
6 ILH-FDB-S7 Elective - 7 (PRS) Elective 2 0 2
7 ILH-İTS-S8 Elective - 8 (IHA) Elective 2 0 2
8 ILH-TİB-S5,6 Elective - 5-6 (BIS) Elective 4 0 4
9 TDE346 Turkish-Islamic Literature Compulsory 2 0 2
Total 24 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ILH208 Islamic Moral Principles and Ethics Compulsory 2 0 3
2 ILH401 History of Religions I Compulsory 2 0 3
3 ILH403 Religious Education Compulsory 2 0 3
4 ILH409 Sufism II Compulsory 2 0 3
5 ILH447 History of Islamic Sects Compulsory 4 0 6
6 ILH451 Recitation of The Qur'an and Tajwid VII Compulsory 2 0 4
7 ILH497 Graduation Thesis I Compulsory 2 0 4
8 ILH-İTS-S10 Elective - 10 (IHA) Elective 2 0 2
9 ILH-TİB-S9 Elective - 9 (BIS) Elective 2 0 2
Total 20 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ILH402 History of Religions II Compulsory 2 0 3
2 ILH404 Guidance and Information in Religious Services Compulsory 2 0 4
3 ILH408 Oration and Vocational Practise Compulsory 2 0 5
4 ILH448 Philosophy of Religion Compulsory 4 0 6
5 ILH452 Recitation of The Qur'an and Tajwid VIII Compulsory 2 0 4
6 ILH498 Graduation Thesis II Compulsory 2 0 4
7 ILH-FDB-S12 Elective - 12 (PRS) Elective 2 0 2
8 ILH-TİB-S11 Elective - 11 (BIS) Elective 2 0 2
Total 18 0 30
Elective
1 . Semester > YDZx121 Foreign Language I
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 YDZA121 German I Compulsory 2 0 2
2 YDZF121 French I Compulsory 2 0 2
3 YDZI121 English I Compulsory 2 0 2
2 . Semester > YDZx122 Foreign Language II
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 YDZA122 German II Compulsory 2 0 2
2 YDZF122 French II Compulsory 2 0 2
3 YDZI122 English II Compulsory 2 0 2
5 . Semester > ILH-FDB-S3 Elective - 3 (PRS)
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 BSB337 Contemporary Turkish Thought Compulsory 2 0 2
2 ILH321 Contemporary Religious Movements Compulsory 2 0 2
3 ILH325 Developments in Religious Education Compulsory 2 0 2
4 ILH425 Resources of Philosophy of Religion Compulsory 2 0 2
5 SOS355 Methodology of Social Sciences Compulsory 2 0 2
5 . Semester > ILH-İTS-S4 Elective - 4 (IHA)
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ILH323 Religious Music Compulsory 2 0 2
2 ILH347 Classical Texts in Ottoman Turkish Compulsory 2 0 2
3 KSS325 Classical Islamic Arts (Arabic Calligraphy) Compulsory 2 0 2
4 KSS329 City and Culture: Istanbul Compulsory 2 0 2
5 TAR341 Ottoman History Compulsory 2 0 2
5 . Semester > ILH-TİB-S1,2 Elective - 1-2 (BIS)
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 BSP301 Computer Skills Compulsory 2 0 2
2 ILH311 Contemporary Approaches to The Qur'an Compulsory 2 0 2
3 ILH313 Hadith Criticism Compulsory 2 0 2
4 ILH315 Classical Texts in Fiqh Compulsory 2 0 2
5 ILH327 Main Themes of the Quran Compulsory 2 0 2
6 ILH413 Turkish Theologians Compulsory 2 0 2
7 YDAR305 Rhetoric of Arabic Language Compulsory 2 0 2
8 YDFA305 Persian Compulsory 2 0 2
6 . Semester > ILH-FDB-S7 Elective - 7 (PRS)
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ILH326 Informal Religious Education Compulsory 2 0 2
2 ILH328 History of Logic Compulsory 2 0 2
3 ILH332 Comtemporary Philosophic Movements Compulsory 2 0 2
4 ILH423 Religious Anthropology Compulsory 2 0 2
5 ILH444 Contemporary World Religions Compulsory 2 0 2
6 ILH450 Religious and Spiritual Counseling Compulsory 2 0 2
7 PSK354 Social Psychology Compulsory 2 0 2
6 . Semester > ILH-İTS-S8 Elective - 8 (IHA)
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ILH324 Sufi Music Compulsory 2 0 2
2 ILH432 Religious Architecture Compulsory 2 0 2
3 KSS326 Arabic Calligraphy Compulsory 2 0 2
4 KSS434 Mosque Music Compulsory 2 0 2
5 TAR398 Historiography Compulsory 2 0 2
6 TDE348 Texts in Classical Ottoman Literature Compulsory 2 0 2
6 . Semester > ILH-TİB-S5,6 Elective - 5-6 (BIS)
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ILH312 Texts in Tafsir Compulsory 2 0 2
2 ILH314 Criticism of The Hadith Sources Compulsory 2 0 2
3 ILH316 Qiraat Compulsory 2 0 2
4 ILH318 Methodology of Kalam Compulsory 2 0 2
5 ILH322 Contemporary Islamic Movements Compulsory 2 0 2
6 ILH348 History and Law of Charitable Foundation Compulsory 2 0 2
7 ILH415 Texts in Islamic Jurisprudence Compulsory 2 0 2
8 YDAR308 Rhetoric in the Arabic Language Compulsory 2 0 2
7 . Semester > ILH-İTS-S10 Elective - 10 (IHA)
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ILH431 Paleography Compulsory 2 0 2
2 ILH433 Turkish Sufi Music Compulsory 2 0 2
3 ILH442 Religious-Literary Texts Compulsory 2 0 2
4 KSS429 Librarianship Compulsory 2 0 2
5 KSS435 Trends in Calligraphy Art Compulsory 2 0 2
6 TAR478 Philosophy of History Compulsory 2 0 2
7 TAR499 History and Geography of Islamic Countries Compulsory 2 0 2
7 . Semester > ILH-TİB-S9 Elective - 9 (BIS)
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ILH411 Selected Texts in Hadith Compulsory 2 0 2
2 ILH417 Comparative Islamic Law Compulsory 2 0 2
3 ILH419 Classical Texts in Kalam Compulsory 2 0 2
4 ILH421 Contemporary Mystic Movements Compulsory 2 0 2
5 ILH435 Islamic Economy Compulsory 2 0 2
6 YDAR306 Texts in Arabic Literatue Compulsory 2 0 2
8 . Semester > ILH-FDB-S12 Elective - 12 (PRS)
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ILH344 Comparative Islamic and Western Thought Compulsory 2 0 2
2 ILH426 Problems of Philosophy of Religion Compulsory 2 0 2
3 ILH427 Problems of Psychology of Religion Compulsory 2 0 2
4 ILH429 Main Problems of Philosophy Compulsory 2 0 2
5 ILH438 Classical Texts in Logic Compulsory 2 0 2
8 . Semester > ILH-TİB-S11 Elective - 11 (BIS)
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ILH412 Contemporary Problems in Hadith Compulsory 2 0 2
2 ILH414 Contemporary Problems in Kalam Compulsory 2 0 2
3 ILH416 Comtemporary Problems in Fiqh Compulsory 2 0 2
4 ILH418 Comtemporary Problems in Tafsir Compulsory 2 0 2
5 ILH422 Alevism Bektashism Compulsory 2 0 2
6 ILH424 Classical Texts in Sufism Compulsory 2 0 2

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