Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Intensive subject. Please refer to the timetable for dates. |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated total time commitment (including non-contact time): 120 hours
Admission into the fourth-year honours program or any postgraduate program in the Arts Faculty. Admission to the Master of Islamic Studies.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Dr Kylie Baxter
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.
Students who successfully complete this subject should:
A 5000- word essay 80% (due at the end of the teaching period) and continuous seminar participation 20% (throughout the teaching period).
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Shahram Akbarzadeh and Abdullah Saeed (eds), Islam and Political Legitimacy, RoutledgeCurzon, 2003
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 &.amp.amp.amp.amp.amp. Samina Yasmeen: Islam and the West: Reflections from Australia ( Sydney: UNSWPress, 2005).
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Students who successfully complete this subject should
100 Point Master of International Relations |
100 Point Master of Islamic Studies
100 Point Master of Journalism
150 Point Master of Islamic Studies
150 Point Master of Journalism
150 point program - full time over 18 months
200 Point Master of International Relations
200 Point Master of Islamic Studies
200 Point Master of Journalism
200 point program - full time over 18 months
200 point program - full time over 24 months
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