Units of Study

ARIS3680 - Approaches to Arabic and Islamic Studies

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Nijmeh Hajjar

Description

This unit, which is a prerequisite for intending honours students, will provide students with a grounding in approaches, research tools and critical methodologies in various aspects of Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies today and familiarise them with a range of available resources to support research in this field. It will enable students to discuss issues with established researchers and to carry out practical exercises aimed at developing their critical and analytical skills and their ability to embark on their own individual research projects under supervision in specific areas of Arab, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.

Assessments

1x3000wd essay in English (40%), 1x500wd summary in Arabic or an additional 1000wd assignment in English (20%), 2x1000wd oral presentations in either Arabic or English (40%)

Textbooks

Course readings, bibliography and brief notes will be available

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

Prerequisites

Credit in ARIS2673 or ARIS3675 or ARIS2003 or ARIS2005, and credit in ARBC2613 or ARBC3635 or ARBC2103 or ARBC2313

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