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This is the capstone unit for the Islamic Studies major. It provides students with the opportunity to critically reflect upon the major through an engagement with key themes studied.
This is achieved through a detailed exploration of contemporary challenges and the Islamic world's responses. The subject is focused purely on the modern era, and offers students the opportunity to gain a detailed understanding of how contemporary scholars engage, analyse and interact with challenges from the theological, philosophical, political and ethical spheres. This subject has been designed to offer students a dynamic and thought-provoking conclusion to their Islamic Studies program.
Students will devise their own research topic and present the results in writing.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of this subject, students should:
- develop an appreciation of the complexity and diversity of contemporary Islam and the issues facing Muslim communities.
- develop critical skills in the discussion and investigation of Islam in the modern world
- develop oral communication skills in relationship to research goals
- develop the capacity to plan and execute self-directed research
Last updated: 6 December 2019