Major - Islamic Studies

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1036.1

This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

Students engage in interdisciplinary study essential to an understanding of Islam, past and present. The area of study balances historical and modern Islamic studies and research methods. One of the keys to Islamic Studies is ‘relevance’ to contemporary Australian society 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 through a combination of approaches. Students are encouraged to undertake a sub-major in Arabic to complement the Islamic Studies major.


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Major Structure

Students must complete 80 credit points as follows

An Islamic Studies major must include the following Level 1 unit

101462 Understanding Islam and Muslim Societies

The remaining seven units must include at least three Level 3 units drawn from the following pools:

Level 2 unit pool

101464 Great Texts of Islam: Qur'an and Hadith
102296 Hadith: The Prophetic Tradition
102294 Islam in the Modern World
100273 New Ethnicities, Old Racisms
101911 The Qur'an: An Introduction
101879 Women with Muslim Identity

Level 3 unit pool

101688 Anthropology of Religion
400087 Applied Critical Methods
101466 Ethical Traditions in Islam
102184 History of Muslim Civilisations and Ideas
100961 Humanities Internship
101822 Islam in the West
101467 Islam in Southeast Asia
101468 Islam, Media and Conflict
101465 Islamic Law in a Changing World
102297 Islamic Revivalism in the Globalised World
100877 Multicultural Studies
101359 Sociology of Religion
101792 Texts in Contemporary Arab Society and Culture
101783 The International Relations of the Middle East Since 1945
101471 Women in Arabic and Islamic Literature

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