• Offered by Department of Political and Social Change
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • 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.

Learning Outcomes

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 Information

This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

Indicative Assessment

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 are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ASIA2165.

You will need to contact the Department of Political and Social Change to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

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.

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4200
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $6000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7110 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A

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