Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
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Total Time Commitment:
120 hours per semester
Admission to the Master of Islamic Studies (coursework and minor thesis), Master of International Relations, Honours or Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Studies, or permission from the subject coordinator.
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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
Professor Abdullah Saeed
The subject considers the conceptualization of human rights in classical and contemporary Islam in theory and practice. The methodology is interdisciplinary in nature combining aspects of historical, religious, philosophical, international and legal studies.
The subject will consider the implications of conceptualizing human rights under sharia (Islamic law and norms) and Western and/ or international conceptualization of human rights.
Main themes covered are: the relationship of the sharia with modern international law and human rights law; the relationship of sharia with several of the controversial subjects within human rights law; and the possibility of reform and greater compatibility of sharia with human rights values.
A number of specific substantive issues, most notably freedom of religion and the rights of women will be studied in depth to illustrate the complexity of the contemporary debate on human rights and Islam.
A candidate who has successfully completed the subject should have an understanding of:
The candidate should be able to:
A 5,000 word researh paper, 100% (due at the end of the teaching period).
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Materials supplied by Asia Institute.
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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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