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ATS3621

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Brett Hough

Notes

Previously coded INS3020

Synopsis

The unit will give an introduction to the diversity of Islam throughout the Malay World. In particular, the unit will focus on ethnographic studies of Islam as practiced in diverse communities throughout the region. The unit will discuss issues such as the relationship between local customs and Islam; the role of Islam in politics and civil society; religious pluralism; the rise of extremist Muslim groups; and the relationship of Islam in the Malay world to the wider context of Southeast Asia.

Objectives

After successfully completing this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify key features of Islam in the Malay World
  2. discuss the relationship between local customs and Islamic orthodoxy
  3. describe and assess the various ways in which people have sought to understand Islam in the Malay World
  4. use specific case studies to evaluate the validity of generalisations about Islam.

For students taking the unit at Level 3 as part of a major in Indonesian studies there is the additional objective of use and critically evaluate Indonesian language materials. For students taking the unit at Level 3 as part of a major in Anthropology there is the additional objective of: critically evaluate the theoretical perspective of their ethnographic case study.

Assessment

Participation: 10%
Written work: 70% (3,500 words)
Test: 20%

Contact hours

One 2-hour seminar and one 1-hour film screening per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Indonesian studies
Indonesian
Asian studies
Anthropology

Prohibitions

ATS2621