- Code INTR8058
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Department of International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International Relations
- Areas of interest International Relations
- Academic career PGRD
- AsPr Gregory Fealy
- Mode of delivery In Person
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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|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|