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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:July, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment (including non-contact time): 120 hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
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|Subject Overview:||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.|
|Objectives:||Students who successfully complete this subject should... |
|Assessment:||A 1000 word seminar paper (due between 4-8 July 2009) 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|
|Recommended Texts:||Gilles Kepel. Jihad, The Trial of Political Islam (IB Tauris, 2003). |
Olivier Roy, The Failure of Political Islam (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1994).
Shahram Akbarzadeh & Samina Yasmeen: Islam and the West: Reflections from Australia (Sydney: UNSWPress, 2005).
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||Students who successfully complete this subject should |
Master of International Politics |
Master of Islamic Studies
Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Studies
Islamic Studies |
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