Units of Study
ARIS2674 - Islam and Politics: Modernity Challenges
Semester 2, 2014 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Nijmeh Hajjar
This unit focuses on Islam as a political and cultural force in the modern world, particularly in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. Issues include: Islamic political thought; the Sunna-Shi'a divergence and the significance of Shi'a Islam; Islamic traditionalism; reform; radicalism; Jihad and 'fundamentalism'; Islamic political movements in Arab countries; Turkey, Iran and Asia; Islam and legitimacy of political regimes; Muslim minorities in the world; current debates on the 'Islamic threat'; 'terrorism'; 'clash of civilisations' and Islamic-Western mutual perceptions.
1x2250wd essay (40%), 1x2250wd take-home exercise (40%), class presentation (20%)
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
(ARIS1001 or ARIS1671) or (12 Junior credit points from History or Ancient History) or (RLST1002 and RLST1005)
This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
Lecture for ARIS2674
|Class||Islam and Politics: Modernity Challenges|
|Session||Semester 2 2014|
|Location||Marjorie Oldfield Theatre (208a) A27|
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