Special Seminar in Islamic Studies

Subject ISLM90009 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 4.5 PER DAY
Total Time Commitment: 22.5 HOURS OVER 5 DAYS
Prerequisites: Admission into the fourth-year honours program or Postgraduate programs in the Arts Faculty. Admission into the Master of Islamic Studies.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended Background Knowledge: None.
Non Allowed Subjects: None.
Core Participation Requirements: None.


Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh


Assoc Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh


Subject Overview:

This subject involves a series of seminars over 5 full days on a topic of contemporary or special interest in Islamic Studies. Topics will vary from year to year, depending on current events and the interests of the Distinguished Scholar who will teach it. Topics of special interest include Islamic feminism & Muslims in the West


· develop a deeper understanding of current developments in Islam and Muslim societies

· take part in an academic forum where students can debate issues in Islam studies
Assessment: One research essay of 5000 words, 100%, (due in the examination period)
Prescribed Texts: None.
Recommended Texts: None.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

  • be familiar with research methodology and able to analyse and interpret academic texts critically;
  • be able to understand social, political, historical and cultural trends in Islam;
  • be able to communicate and express one"s self articulately and coherently;
  • be able to participate in team work through small group discussions;
  • be able to develop time-management skills through organized reading and submission of assignments.
  • be well-trained in academic writing in preparation of doctoral research
Notes: None.
Related Course(s): Master of Islamic Studies
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Arabic

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