Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week. |
Total Time Commitment:
120 hours per semester.
Admission to the Master of Islamic Studies (coursework and minor thesis). Honours or Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Studies, or permissionfrom the subject coordinator.
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Students who have previously completed ISLM 40005and ISLM40004 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
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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.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
Dr Muhammad Kamal
Students will be familiar with the rich heritage of Muslim Theology and philosophy. They will explore the development of Islamic theology and philosophy from the early period of Islamic history. At the beginning this subject will examine the rise of theological schools and their contributions to the development of Islamic thought. It covers all major schools of theology and faith. Case studies of specific schools and their methods will be conducted, paying attention to how and in what context they developed. And then it will also focus on the development of Islamic philosophy. Students will study and critically evaluate key features and contributions of prominent schools of Muslim philosophy and the selected writings of major philosophers such as al-Kindi, al-Farabi, Ibn Sina, al-Razi, Ibn Tufayl, Ibn Rushd, and al-Ghazali will be analysed. Selected modern Muslim philosophers will follow, with an added focus on their concerns about the influence of Western philosophers and intellectuals on Muslim thought in contemporary Muslim societies.
A short essay of 1,000 words, 20% (due in week 5) and a research essay of 4,000 words, 80% (due at the end of teaching period).
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Majid Fakhry, A History of Islamic Philosophy, New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
100 Point Master of Islamic Studies |
150 Point Master of Islamic Studies
200 Point Master of Islamic Studies
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