Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Intensive subject taught on the 1st, 2nd , 5th, 6th and 7th of July 2010. |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment (including non-contact time): 120 hours
Admission into the fourth-year honours program or any postgraduate program in the Arts Faculty. Admission to the Master of Islamic Studies.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||None.|
This subject will explore the origins of ‘political Islam’ or ‘Islamism’- a backlash against the economic, political and cultural dominance of the ‘West’. It will survey the gamut of Islamist organisations in the Middle East, South and South East Asia against the backdrop of an increasingly shrinking world. This subject begins with the study of Islamic responses to European imperialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with particular emphasis upon the emergence of Islamic modernism. It then focuses on the growth of Islamic movements and their response to contending ideologies, including secular nationalism and socialism. This subject will conclude by considering the impact of Islam on international relations.
Students who successfully complete this subject should...
|Assessment:||A 1000 word seminar paper (due during 2-8 July 2010) 20% and a 4000 word take-home exam paper (due during the examination period) 80%|
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Shahram Akbarzadeh & Abdullah Saeed (eds), Islam and Political Legitimacy, RoutledgeCurzon, 2003
Gilles Kepel. Jihad, The Trial of Political Islam ( IB Tauris, 2003).
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who successfully complete this subject should
Master of International Relations |
Master of International Studies
Master of Islamic Studies
Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Studies
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