• Offered by Department of International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject International Relations
  • Areas of interest International Relations
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Gregory Fealy
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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Southeast Asia is home to 260 million Muslims, the largest religious community in the region. This course will survey the diverse political expressions of this community, describing and analysing key movements, events and figures as well as the involvement of Islamic groups in regional conflicts and terrorism. A number of broader issues will be addressed, including:

1. The nature of the interaction between external Islamic sources and local religio-cultural traditions, both historically and contemporaneously;
2. The role of Islam in regional insurgencies such as those in southern Thailand, the southern Philippines, Singapore and western Myanmar/Burma;
3. The dynamics of radicalisation and terrorism;
4. The impact of accelerated Islamisation upon political Islam and the state in Malaysia and Indonesia; and
5. The influence of Islam on regional diplomacy.

In addition, the course will foster close analysis of primary source texts as well as critical engagement with the scholarly literature on Southeast Asian Islam.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Students will gain knowledge of key events, organisations and trends in Southeast Asian Islam, and contending interpretations of them.  They will particularly develop skills in critical reading of both primary and secondary source texts.

Indicative Assessment

Seminar Participation – 10%

Reading Comments (4 in total; 500-700 words each) – 20%

Main Essay of 3000 words – 40%

Examination – 30%

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Workload

Students will be expected to do two to four hours preparation for the weekly seminars.  In addition to reading a number of contrasting scholarly texts, English-language primary source materials written by Southeast Asian Muslims will often be included in the reading lists.

Prescribed Texts

Greg Fealy and Virginia Hooker (eds), Voices of Islam in Southeast Asia: A Contemporary Sourcebook, ISEAS, Singapore, 2006.

Gordon Means, Political Islam in Southeast Asia, Reinner, Boulder, 2008.

Assumed Knowledge

This course assumes no prior knowledge of Islam or Southeast Asian politics, nor does is require any vernacular language skills.  All texts are in English and the assessment is based primarily on demonstrated knowledge of and ability to critically engage with the weekly readings.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9552 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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