• Offered by Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Arab and Islamic Studies, International Relations, Political Sciences
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof James Piscatori
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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This course covers the international politics of the Muslim world, with a special emphasis on the Middle East since 1945. Classical and modern Islamic thought on war and peace serves as the backdrop to a consideration of a number of themes. These include the compatibility of Islam and nationalism, the significance of Islamic trans-nationalism, the role of the pan-Islamic ideal, the impact of radical networks, and the effects of globalisation. Attempts are made to relate modern historical trends to larger concerns and theories of international relations.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. analyse the development of Islamic thought on international relations;
  2. analyse the ways in which Muslims have interacted historically with non-Muslims, on the one hand, and other Muslims, on the other, to construct their position in the world;
  3. understand critical debates about, and schools of thought on, the meaning of key elements of world politics, such as nationalism, the transnational community of faith, and terrorist networks;  and
  4. recognize the content and analytical frameworks of a select group of readings. 

Indicative Assessment

In-class presentation, 10 mins (10%) LO 1, 2, 3 & 4
Major Essay, 4000 words (50%) LO 1, 3 & 4
In-class examination, 3 hours (40%) LO 1, 2 & 3
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 24 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 2 hours of seminars per week; and
b) 106 hours of independent student research, reading and writing

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed MEAS4115.

Prescribed Texts

An e-brick is made available for this course on Wattle.

Preliminary Reading

Esposito, John L.,  Political Islam: Revolution, Radicalism, or Reform (London: Lynne Reinner), 1997.  

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
2019 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8043 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person N/A

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