Handbook

Islamic Studies

Year and Campus: 2015
Overview:

The Islamic Studies program offers students an opportunity to study the development of Islamic history, civilisation and culture from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students will gain insight into and understanding of key areas associated with Islamic Studies such as the foundation texts, early and modern history, philosophical and political thought. Muslim societies in majority and minority contexts, unity and diversity, as well as ethnicity and identity. Subjects in Islamic Studies are taught in English.

Learning Outcomes:

Students wh ocomplete this major will:

  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of the religion, culture and civilization of Islam and Muslim societies and develop a capacity to combine knowledge of Islamic studies and one or more discipline.

  • Gain knowledge of the social and cultural diversity in Muslim societies and develop the skills to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

  • Gain the ability to set goals and manage time and priorities and work effectively both independently and in groups.

Structure & Available Subjects:

Major

A major in Islamic studies usually consists of eight 12.5-point subjects, totalling 100 points and comprising:

Level 1

  • One first-year Islamic Studies subject and one first-year Arts Foundation subject.

Level 2

  • Two core subjects; and
  • One optional subject

Level 3

  • One core subject; and
  • One optional subject;and
  • The compulsory capstone subject (this subject will only be available to students completing a major in Islamic Studies).

Total 100 points

Minor

A minor in Islamic studies usually consists of six 12.5-point subjects, totalling 75 points, comprising:

Level 1

  • One first-year Islamic Studies subject and one first-year Arts Foundation subject.

Level 2

  • One core subject
  • One optional subject

Level 3

  • One core subject
  • One optional subject.

Total 75 points

Subject Options:

Islamic Studies: Level 1

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Islamic Studies: Level 2 Core

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2015
12.50

Islamic Studies: Level 2 Optional

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2015
12.50

Islamic Studies: Capstone Subject

The capstone is compulsory for students completing a major in Islamic Studies. The capstone is not available to students completing a minor or breadth studies.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
12.50

Islamic Studies: Level 3 Core

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Islamic Studies: Level 3 Optional

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2015
12.50
Not offered in 2015
12.50
Not offered in 2015
12.50
Links to further information: http://www.asiainstitute.unimelb.edu.au/study/islamic_studies
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts

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