HIST343 Islam in the Modern World

Updated: 14 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 12cp in ANCH or HINQ or HIST or RELS or any 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HIRS243 or HIRS343 or HIST243
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Howard Brasted (hbrasted@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit attempts to explain the dramatic resurgence and re-assertion of Islamic culture in recent times, focusing on West Asia and the Middle East. Particular emphasis will be placed on the aggressive and seemingly sudden re-orientation of a number of Asian and Arab states along so-called 'fundamentalist' lines.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Globalised Islam

ISBN: 9781850655985
Roy, O., C Hurst and Co 2004

Text refers to: Trimester 2, Online

Islam: The Straight Path

ISBN: 9780190632151
Esposito, J.L., Oxford University Press 5th ed. 2016

Note: The 4th edition is also acceptable (ISBN: 9780195396003).

Text refers to: Trimester 2, Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 40% 2000
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Assessment 2 60% 3000
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad historical knowledge of the creation of the Muslim world in the 7th century C.E;
  2. comprehend the core principles and values that underpin Islam as a religion of faith and practice;
  3. explain the reasons that led to Islam's rapid expansion from North Africa to Eastern Asia and the creation of a civilisation that flourished until the 18th century;
  4. identify, evaluate and analyse the variety of challenges that the West has posed and continues to pose the Islamic culture and Muslim responses to them; and
  5. demonstrate research, analytical and written communication skills through the assessment tasks that require independent evaluation of key developments in the period of history that this unit explores.