|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject is an introduction, in English translation, to the most important text of Islam, the Qur'an, which Muslims regard as the primary source of Islam. Students will study: the origins of the Qur'an, its overall structure and content, major themes, approaches to its interpretation, and its function in Muslim religious, social, cultural and political life. The themes and topics covered (such as God, ethics, women, state, inter-faith relations, violence) should assist students in understanding contemporary debates on the relevance of Islam today.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
have a good understanding of the origins of the Qur'an, its overall structure and content, major themes, approaches to its interpretation and its functions in Muslim religious and socio-political life;
be able to compare the Quran to other similar scriptural texts of other religions and engage with related Qur'anic discourses from a comparative perspective;
be able to critically examine and analyse a range of Qur'anic discourses keeping in mind the diversity of voices within Muslim tradition, and communicate this orally and in writing.
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 1000 word class test due in final day of class (25%)
- A class presentation, equivalent to 1,000 words due during the teaching period (15%)
- A 2000 word essay due April 26, 2019 (60%)
Hurdle requirement: As this is an Intensively-taught subject, class attendance is compulsory on all 6 teaching days. Regular participation in class is required. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass 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
Coordinator Abdullah Saeed Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours A total of 35 hours: 7 x 5 hour lectures and tutorials. Total time commitment 170 hours Pre teaching start date 2 January 2019 Pre teaching requirements Students are required to read the prescribed readings available through the LMS. Teaching period 20 February 2019 to 28 February 2019 Last self-enrol date 11 January 2019 Census date 22 February 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 15 March 2019 Assessment period ends 26 April 2019
February contact information
Time commitment details
Time commitment totals 170 hours.
Additional delivery details
This subject is an intensive subject that will taught over 6 days.
- Saeed, A. The Qur'an: An Introduction London, Routledge 2008
- Abdel-Haleem, The Qur'an, Oxford 2005
Recommended texts and other resources
Saeed, A. Interpreting the Qur'an: Towards a Contemporary Approach, Routledge, 2006
- 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.