• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

This course concentrates on historical and contemporary issues in Southeast Asian Islam. As a background, students will be presented with a general outline of the history and central teachings of Islam, before studying the process of Islamisation within Southeast Asia. It will examine the ongoing interaction between external Islamic influences and local political and religious traditions, analysing the extent to which this produced thinking and institutions which were distinctive to Southeast Asia. Particular attention will be paid to recent issues such as sharia-isation in Indonesia and Malaysia, gender discourses, militant Islamism and terrorism, liberal Islamic thought and the Islamic insurgencies in southern Thailand, western Burma and the southern Philippines.

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 Participation (10%), Tutorial Presentation and Paper (30%), Essay (30%), Exam (30%).

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32 contact hours per Semester.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 24 units of university courses. Incompatible with ASIA6165

Preliminary Reading

Esposito, J. L., Islam: The Straight Path, Oxford & New York, Oxford University Press, 3rd edition, 1998
Greg Fealy and Virginia Hooker (eds), Voices of Islam in Southeast Asia: A Contemporary Sourcebook, Singapore, ISEAS, 2006;
and Peter Riddell,Islam and the Malay-Indonesian World, London, Hurst & Co, 2001.


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Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $4440
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $6000
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