Islamic Political Movements

Subject 110-091 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 1.5 hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Dr M Kamal
Subject Overview:

This subject will look into the theological origins of Islamic political activism in the Qur'an and the Sunnah by studying the various relevant texts. It will trace the historical antecedents of contemporary Islamic political activism through a millennium and a half of the historical progress of Islam as a major political force in world history. The subject will explore sociopolitical reasons behind Islam's rise in the 20th century. Theoretical analyses of the political and sociopolitical class structure behind the rise of Islamic political activism in modern times will be used for this purpose. Students will then proceed to study in greater detail the major Islamic political-activist movements in the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and North Africa. Students will also explore the implications of Islamic political activism for local and global peace and stability.

Assessment: An assignment of 1000 words 20% (due mid-semester), an essay of 2500 words 50% (due during the examination period), a tutorial journal of 750 words 20% (due during the examination period) and continuous tutorial participation 10%.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • be familiar with research methods; thinking in theoretical and analytical terms;

  • communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically, confidence in self-expression;

  • understand social, political, historical and cultural contexts and international awareness and openness to the world.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts
Diploma in Arts (International Studies)
Diploma in Arts (Islamic Studies)
Graduate Certificate in Arts (International Politics)
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Islamic Studies)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (International Politics)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Islamic Studies)

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