Units of Study

ARIS2673 - Islam and Muslims in World History

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Nijmeh Hajjar

Description

This unit of study focuses on the role of Islam in world history through the discussion of issues of intercultural relations and acculturation. It highlights Islam's place in the Mediterranean world; connections with Eastern Christianity, including Byzantium; the Islamic-European encounter in Spain and Sicily and the Crusades from an Arab perspective. The unit deals with the significance of acculturation and adaptation of Islamic traditions in different parts of Africa and Asia and the role of urbanisation and trade in Islamic history.

Assessments

1x2250wd essay (40%), 1x2250wd take-home exam (40%), class presentation (20%)

Textbooks

Course readings, bibliography and brief notes will be available

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

ARIS1001 or ARIS1671

Prohibitions

ARIS2003

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

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