Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2 x 45 min lectures (online) and 1 hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment: 2.5 contact hours/week , 7 additional hours/week. Total of 9.5 hours per week.
|Prerequisites:||One level 1 12.5 point subject in Islamic Studies.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||None.|
CoordinatorProf Abdullah Saeed
Professor Abdullah Saeed
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 Qur"an and Hadith. their overall structure and content. major themes. approaches to their interpretation. and their functions in Muslim religious, social and political life. The themes and topics covered should assist students in understanding contemporary debates on the relevance of Islam today. Students will also explore the relationship between text and traditions in various Muslim societies in the present day.
|Assessment:||Assessment totalling 4000 words (100%)|
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|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Notes:||This subject will be taught online by the University of Melbourne. It is offered to students of University of Melbourne, University of Western Sydney and Griffith University. Local tutorial support will be available at all three universities. Available as a breadth subject. Students who have completed 110-211 Introduction to the Qur'an are not eligible to enrol in this subject.|
Arabic Studies Major |
Islamic Studies Major
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