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Graduate Certificate in Arts (Islamic Studies)

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  • Objectives
    * Demonstrate an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values. * Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems within complex changing social contexts. * Act as informed and critically discriminating participants within the community of scholars, as citizens and in the work force. * Communicate effectively. * Commit to continuous learning. * Be proficient in the use of appropriate modern technologies, such as the computer and other information technology systems, for the acquisition, processing and interpretation of data.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Certificate in Arts (Islamic Studies)
  • Course description
    Specialisation Requirements:

        * One compulsory subject (12.5 points)
        * Seven elective subjects (87.5 points)

    Compulsory subject
    Elective subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    110-263  Crisis Zone: Middle Eastern Politics
    This subject will examine the interplay of external and internal factors in inflaming conflict and tension in the Middle East, dubbed the ‘crisis zone’. It will cover the role of foreign powers in a number of case studies: the...     Semester 1     12.50

    110-231  Women in Arabic and Islamic Literature     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    110-250  Islam, Media and Conflict
    This subject/unit provides students with an understanding of global, regional and local news media production and representations of Islam and Muslim societies. It discusses new, emerging and alternative forms of media discourses of conflict in the M...     Semester 1     12.50

    110-251  Islam and the Making of Europe
    This subject/unit explores the history of cultural and intellectual relations between Islam and Europe during the medieval and early modern era. It provides students with insight and understanding of how the circulation of knowledge, ideas and artist...     Semester 1     12.50

    110-252  Islamic Law in a Changing World
    This subject/unit introduces students to Islamic legal theory, its sources and principles, and how they are applied by different schools and scholars to derive religious verdicts. Students will study efforts to "streamline" Is...     Semester 2     12.50

    110-253  Islam in Southeast Asia
    Islam is a significant feature of Southeast Asia's past and present. Employing methodologies and insights drawn primarily from history, political science, and anthropology, this subject/unit explores Islam's place in and contribution to con...     Semester 2     12.50

    110-254  Islamic Banking and Finance
    This subject/unit will introduce students to the nature and foundations of Islamic law and the important role it plays in the economic and financial institutions in the Muslim world. It will explore the growth of Islamic banking from the 1960s onward...     Semester 2     12.50

    110-256  Sociology of Religion
    In this subject some of the main sociological approaches to the study of religion will be considered. The unit will be orientated particularly to the tension between religion and social theory in the evolution of sociological thought. It addresses th...     Semester 1     12.50

    110-210  Ethical Traditions in Islam
    This subject/unit introduces students to the rich heritage of ethical traditions in Islamic thought. Students will study and critically evaluate the key features and contributions of Muslim theologians, philosophers and Sufis, who attempted to deal w...     Semester 2     12.50

    110-211  Great Texts of Islam: Qur'an and Hadith
    This subject/unit is an introduction, in English translation, to the two most important texts of Islam, the Qur'an and Prophetic Tradition (Hadith), which Muslims regard as the primary sources of Islam. Students will study: the origins of the Qu...     Semester 1     12.50

    110-223  Islam in the West     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

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