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Understanding Islam and Muslim Societies (ISLM10001)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeISLM10001
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
FeesSubject 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

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

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

Assessment

Description

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 coordinatorMuhammad Kamal
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursA total of 30 hours: A 1.5-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

Time commitment details

Time commitment totals 170 hours.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    Materials available through the University Bookroom.

  • 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.

Last updated: 10 August 2019