Lifelong Learning Centre

Introduction to Islam and Cultural Diversity

Posted on Friday, 28 February 2014 at 11am
by Lifelong Learning Centre Staff.
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We recently delivered a 3 day residential course entitled ‘Introduction to Islam and Cultural Diversity’. The course attracted 18 delegates from professional services. Presentations took place on a range of topics including ‘Introduction to Islamic Beliefs and Practices’; ‘Islamic Law and Political Thought’ and ‘Women in Islam’, and all were delivered by speakers who are experts in their field. The programme also included a visit to a local mosque where the delegates met the Imam and had an opportunity to ask him questions. Both the course delivery and the residential accommodation was at Weetwood Hall and Conference Centre. This allowed the delegates to mix with the speakers at meal times and in the evenings, which enabled further discussions to take place outside of the lecture room.

Participant feedback was extremely positive. Comments included: “All elements of the course were useful and thought provoking”; “An excellent and lively intro. course”; “Good lecturers – lots of knowledge on subject”. Delegates reported on the fact that they found that the sessions were extremely open and informative, and appreciated the Q&A session at the end which provided them with a further opportunity to ask questions about Islam.

We have two distinct strands of provision in our Arabic and Islamic Studies programme. We are currently recruiting for our part-time Certificate of Higher Education in Islamic Studies for those wishing to start the 2-year course in September 2014. This would provide you with a high level of support throughout your studies, with the option to progress onto an undergraduate degree programme on successful completion of the certificate. We also deliver a range of non-credit bearing short courses in Arabic and Islamic Studies, which are designed to be studied for their own sake and are for anyone with an interest in learning more about Islam and/or Arabic, without committing themselves to a formal programme of study.

Categories: Islamic Studies