Faculty of Arts
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|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered||Caulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)|
Caulfield Second semester 2013 (Flexible)
|Coordinator(s)||Dr Irfan Ahmad|
Previously coded PLM4420
Upon completion of this unit, students will have attained an intricate and critical knowledge of the diversity of Islamic thought in relation to modernity; a profound and detailed understanding of the key issues at the heart of tensions between Islam and modernity; a deep understanding of the way Muslims in the Muslim world and Muslims in the West are affected by the ongoing tension between Islam and modernity; a critical appreciation of the way reformist Islamic thinkers have tried to deal with the question compatibility between Islam and modernity; a detailed knowledge of the common ground between Islam and modernity that is used by Islamic modernists/reformers and the analytical ability to deconstruct that argument with reference to traditional Islamic sources; a deep understanding of the broad conceptual basis of Islamic political thoughts; a detailed understanding of the Islamic reformist movement that has emerged in the West; a sophisticated level of oral presentation skills; highly developed writing skills; and developed research skills..
Class participation and think-piece presentation: 10%
Review essay (1000 words): 10%
Short essay (2000 words): 20%
Take-home examination (6000 words): 60%
One 2-hour seminar