Units of Study

GOVT3990 - Islam and Democracy in the Muslim World

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Lily Rahim
Phone: +61 2 9351 6619
Email: lily.rahim@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit examines why there is no clear consensus on the status of Islam and sharia (Islamic law) within the state, constitution and political system. It will also consider whether the secular democratic state is consistent with Islamic principles such as adil (justice) and maslaha (common good). The unit highlights the linkages between historical, political and cultural Islam and the emergence of discourses which provide a contextual understanding of the faith.

Assessments

2000wd essay (40%) and 1hr exam (30%) and 1000wd equivalent group oral presentation (30%)

Classes

2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 Senior credit points in Government and International Relations

Prohibitions

GOVT2774

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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