- Code ASIA6165
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Department of Political and Social Change
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Asian Studies
- Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies
This course concentrates on the History of Islam in Southeast Asia and current political and social issues. As a background, students will be presented with a general outline of the history of Islam. The course also examines the development of the central institutions of Islam in the context of that history. Special attention will be paid to the interaction between Islam and Southeast Asian social, political and religious traditions. Attention will also be paid to new Islamic movements elsewhere in the Muslim world and their implications for Southeast Asia.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, student will have the skills and knowledge to:
- Demonstrate familiarity with the major historical, political and cultural developments relating to Southeast Asian Islam as well as show knowledge of key organisations, movements, figures and trends in the region's Muslim societies.
- Understand major scholarly approaches to the study of Southeast Asian Islam.
- Critically engage with primary and secondary source materials and develop independent interpretations.
- Communicate knowledge about Southeast Asian Islam to diverse audiences in a clear and balanced manner
Other InformationThis is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
Tutorial (10%), Essay (50%), Exam (40%). Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but may expect more rigorous assessment and additional assignment work, tailored to the graduate students’ interests. Graduate students may expect a final assignment rather than an exam.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Department of Political and Social Change to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Esposito, J. L., Islam: The Straight Path, Oxford & New York, Oxford University Press, 3rd edition, 1998; Lapidus, I. M., A History of Islamic Societies, Cambridge University Press, 1988; Rahman, F., Islam, Chicago & London, The University of Chicago Press, 2nd edition, 1979; Watt, W. M., What is Islam?, London, Longman, 2nd edition, 1979.
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