Specialisation

Key Program - Islamic Studies

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KP1001.1

Status: INACTIVE
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Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


The Key Program in Islamic Studies offers students in-depth study by building on a solid theoretical foundation introduced in the first year, then moving progressively into topics and disciplines essential to an understanding of Islamic studies, past and present. The area of study balances text and context, as well as historical and modern Islamic studies and research methods. One of the keys to Islamic Studies is ‘relevance’ to the contemporary world, but relevance can only come from a sound comprehension of past traditions in Islamic scholarship and their socio-historical contexts. Preparation for graduate study is also a key objective of this program, with its focus on developing critical and interdisciplinary research skills in Islam through a combination of approaches.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Bankstown Campus Internal Please see below

Key Program Structure

The Key Program in Islamic Studies consists of an 80 credit points major in Islamic Studies and a 40 credit point sub-major in the Arabic Language.

Advisor for students with surnames beginning with letters A to M: Dr Rosemary Suliman

The 80 credit points of Islamic Studies units must include the following four units:

101462 Understanding Islam and Muslim Societies
101463 Islam in the Modern World
101464 Great Texts of Islam: Qur'an and Hadith
101465 Islamic Law in a Changing World

With the remaining four (4) units drawn from the following elective pool:

101467 Islam in Southeast Asia
101468 Islam, Media and Conflict
101359 Sociology of Religion
101471 Women in Arabic and Islamic Literature
100877 Multicultural Studies
100273 New Ethnicities, Old Racisms

The 40 credit points of study in Arabic language may be undertaken at beginner level, intermediate level, or post-intermediate level. Beginner’s level is for those with no previous study or minimal study of the language. Intermediate level is typically for students who are non-native speakers with study of Arabic to HSC 2 Unit level or have a home background in the language but no comprehensive formal study, or who speak a non-standard variety (eg dialect). Post-Intermediate level is typically for students who are non-native speakers with substantial formal study and near-native competence; or who are literate native speakers of a standard variety.

Students should consult with the Arabic Languages staff regarding the progression sequence for the Arabic submajor that best fits their level of skill. During the first two weeks of class, the lecturer will monitor the performance of students and advise students who need to transfer to a higher or lower class. Students may consult with the Languages Advisor, if they are unsure of their entry level.

Recommended patterns of enrolment for the Key Program

The recommended pattern of enrolment for students taking up the Islamic Studies Key Program is provided below (note the different sequences depending on entry level of the Arabic language submajor):

Full-time mode (Arabic language Beginner level entry)

Year 1

Autumn Session

100958 Australia and the World
100965 Media and Visual Cultures
101462 Understanding Islam and Muslim Societies
100041 Arabic 101

Spring Session

100968 Texts and Traditions
100960 Contemporary Society
101463 Islam in the Modern World
100042 Arabic 102

Year 2

Autumn Session

100043 Arabic 201
101464 Great Texts of Islam: Qur'an and Hadith

And two electives

Spring Session

100044 Arabic 202
101465 Islamic Law in a Changing World

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn Session

Islamic Studies Key Program unit

Islamic Studies Key Program unit

And two electives

Spring Session

Islamic Studies Key Program unit

Islamic Studies Key Program unit

And two electives

Full-time mode (Arabic language Intermediate level entry)

Year 1

Autumn Session

100958 Australia and the World
100965 Media and Visual Cultures
101462 Understanding Islam and Muslim Societies
100044 Arabic 202

Spring Session

100968 Texts and Traditions
100960 Contemporary Society
101463 Islam in the Modern World
101267 Languages Skills 203: Listening and Speaking

Year 2

Autumn Session

101268 Languages Skills 204: Reading and Writing
101464 Great Texts of Islam: Qur'an and Hadith

And two electives

Spring Session

101465 Islamic Law in a Changing World

And two electives

Choose one of:

101454 Intercultural Pragmatics

Any Level 3 Arabic Unit

Year 3

Autumn Session

Islamic Studies Key Program unit

Islamic Studies Key Program unit

And two electives

Spring Session

Islamic Studies Key Program unit

Islamic Studies Key Program unit

And two electives

Full-time mode (Arabic language post-Intermediate/advanced level entry)

Year 1

Autumn Session

100958 Australia and the World
100965 Media and Visual Cultures
101462 Understanding Islam and Muslim Societies

Any Level 3 Arabic unit

Spring Session

100968 Texts and Traditions
100960 Contemporary Society
101463 Islam in the Modern World

Any Level 3 Arabic unit

Year 2

Autumn Session

101269 Languages 303: Grammatical Concepts across Languages
101464 Great Texts of Islam: Qur'an and Hadith

And two electives

Spring Session

101454 Intercultural Pragmatics
101465 Islamic Law in a Changing World

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

Islamic Studies Key Program unit

Islamic Studies Key Program unit

And two electives

Spring session

Islamic Studies Key Program unit

Islamic Studies Key Program unit

And two electives

Mid-year entry full-time mode (Arabic language Beginner level entry)

Year 1

Spring session

100968 Texts and Traditions
100960 Contemporary Society
101463 Islam in the Modern World

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

100958 Australia and the World
100965 Media and Visual Cultures
101462 Understanding Islam and Muslim Societies
100041 Arabic 101

Spring session

100042 Arabic 102
101465 Islamic Law in a Changing World

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

100043 Arabic 201
101464 Great Texts of Islam: Qur'an and Hadith

And two electives

Spring session

100044 Arabic 202

Islamic Studies Key Program unit

Islamic Studies Key Program unit

And one elective

Year 4

Autumn session

Islamic Studies Key Program unit

Islamic Studies Key Program unit

And two electives

Mid-year entry Full-time mode (Arabic language Intermediate level entry)

Year 1

Spring session

100968 Texts and Traditions
100960 Contemporary Society
101463 Islam in the Modern World
100044 Arabic 202

Year 2

Autumn session

100958 Australia and the World
100965 Media and Visual Cultures
101462 Understanding Islam and Muslim Societies
101267 Languages Skills 203: Listening and Speaking

Spring session

101465 Islamic Law in a Changing World

And two electives

Choose of one:

101454 Intercultural Pragmatics

Any Level 3 Arabic unit

Year 3

Autumn session

101464 Great Texts of Islam: Qur'an and Hadith

And two electives

Choose one of:

101269 Languages 303: Grammatical Concepts across Languages

Any Level 3 Arabic unit

Spring session

Islamic Studies Key Program unit

Islamic Studies Key Program unit

And two electives

Year 4

Autumn session

Islamic Studies Key Program unit

Islamic Studies Key Program unit

And two electives

Mid-year entry Full-time mode (Arabic language post-Intermediate/advanced level entry)

Year 1

Spring session

100968 Texts and Traditions
100960 Contemporary Society
101463 Islam in the Modern World

Any Level 3 Arabic unit

Year 2

Autumn session

100958 Australia and the World
100965 Media and Visual Cultures
101462 Understanding Islam and Muslim Societies

Any Level 3 Arabic unit

Spring session

101454 Intercultural Pragmatics
101465 Islamic Law in a Changing World

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

101269 Languages 303: Grammatical Concepts across Languages
101464 Great Texts of Islam: Qur'an and Hadith

And two electives

Spring session

Islamic Studies Key Program unit

Islamic Studies Key Program unit

And two electives

Year 4

Autumn session

Islamic Studies Key Program unit

Islamic Studies Key Program unit

And two electives

Elective Major or Sub-major in Islamic Studies

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts Key Programs of Humanities or Languages, and students outside the Bachelor of Arts, may choose to structure the elective component of their degree into an Islamic Studies major or sub-major sequence. The elective major or sub-major in Islamic Studies is not available to students undertaking the Key Program in Islamic Studies

M1004 Islamic Studies
SM1000 Islamic Studies

Major and Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or sub-major (40 credit points).

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