Units of Study

ARIS2674 - Islam and Politics: Modernity Challenges

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Lucia Sorbera

Description

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.

Assessments

1x2250wd essay (40%), 1x2250wd take-home exercise (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

ARIS2004

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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