Specialisation

Sub-major - Islamic Studies

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: SM1074.1

Status: CURRENT
This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.


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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.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Bankstown Campus Internal enquiriesHCA@uws.edu.au

Sub-major Structure

To complete a sub-major in Islamic Studies, students are required to successfully complete 40 credit points from the units listed below

Choose at least two of the following four compulsory units:

102296 Hadith: The Prophetic Tradition
101465 Islamic Law in a Changing World
101911 The Qur'an: An Introduction
101462 Understanding Islam and Muslim Societies

Note: Not all pool units will be offered each year. Units will be offered on a rotational basis.

Level 2 Unit Pool

102294 Islam in the Modern World
101879 Women with Muslim Identity

Level 3 Unit Pool

101466 Ethical Traditions in Islam
102184 History of Muslim Civilisations and Ideas
102734 History of Religion
101822 Islam in the West
101467 Islam in Southeast Asia
101468 Islam, Media and Conflict
102297 Islamic Revivalism in the Globalised World
102495 Mystical Islam: The Emergence of Sufism in World History
101359 Sociology of Religion
101783 The International Relations of the Middle East Since 1945

Please note

The Level 2 and Level 3 units listed below count towards completion of the sub-major for students who passed any of these units in 2015 or earlier.

Level 2

101464 - Great Texts of Islam: Quran and Hadith

100273 - New Ethnicities, Old Racisms

Level 3

101688 - Anthropology of Religion

400087 - Applied Critical Methods

101463 - Islam in the Modern World

100877 - Multicultural Studies

101792 - Texts in Contemporary Arab Society and Culture

101471 - Women in Arabic and Islamic Literature

The Level 3 units listed below count towards completion of the sub-major for students who successfully completed the units in 2019 or earlier.

100961 - Humanities Internship

102494 - Conceptualising Islam



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