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APG5336

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitPolitics
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2013 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Dr Irfan Ahmad

Notes

Previously coded PLM5420

Outcomes

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..

Assessment

+ Class participation and think-piece presentation: 10%
Review essay (1,00 words): 10%
Short essay (2,000 words): 20%
Take-home exam (6,000 words): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

1 two-hour seminar