HIST343 Islam in the Modern World

Updated: 18 February 2019
Credit Points 6
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.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
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.