Sub-major - Islamic Studies

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: SM1045.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses: YES, but restrictions apply.

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.

Sub-major Structure

Students must complete 40 credit points from the following pools with no more than one unit at level 1

Level 1 unit pool

102296 Hadith: The Prophetic Tradition
101462 Understanding Islam and Muslim Societies

Level 2 unit pool

101464 Great Texts of Islam: Qur'an and Hadith
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
102297 Islamic Revivalism in the Globalised World
101822 Islam in the West
101463 Islam in the Modern World
101467 Islam in Southeast Asia
101468 Islam, Media and Conflict
101465 Islamic Law in a Changing 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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