|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 1|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This is an introductory subject that exposes students to the basic and fundamental beliefs and practices that constitute the fabric of the Islamic world. Students will be able to explore relationships and differences between the key teachings of Islam and the customary practices of Muslims. In doing so, students will study both unity and diversity in various regions of the Muslim world. Historical and anthropological approaches to studying a number of key institutions and discourses in Muslim societies will also be introduced.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
understanding the fundamental beliefs and practices of Islam, the rise and development of Islamic thought in its socio-historical context, and the nature of diversity within Islamic faith;
demonstrate an awareness of how Islamic thought was emerged and developed into a number of theological, legal and political trends in order to have competency to understand and deal with people of diverse cultural and intellectual backgrounds;
develop skills and ability to critically examine and analyse the major themes of Islamic thought. Apply a number of research methodologies to produce and formulate independently scholarly arguments in oral and written communication skills.
Eligibility and requirements
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
A 500-word take home test 20% (due week 6)
A 1,500-word journal exercise 30% ( due week 8)
A 2,000-word major essay 50% (due in the examination period)
Hurdle requirement: Class attendance is required for this subject; if you do not attend a minimum of 75% of classes without an approved exemption you will not be eligible for a pass in this subject.
Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Muhammad Kamal Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours A total of 30 hours: A 1.5-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
Time commitment details
Time commitment totals 170 hours.
Materials available through the University Bookroom.
- Related Handbook entries
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.