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Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts

Offered by

Centre for Islam and the Modern World
Centre for Religious Studies



Islamic studies provides an introduction to Islamic teachings, history in classical and modern periods, contemporary thought, and comparative studies.


Islamic studies is listed in A2000 Bachelor of Arts and 0202 Bachelor of Letters at Clayton as a minor.


Minor requirements (24 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited towards the minorminor (

Students complete:

(a.) Two level 1 gateway unitsgateway units ( (12 points):

  • ATS1041 World religions
  • ATS1322 Conflict and coexistence 1: Jews, Christians and Muslims from antiquity through the middle ages

(b.) two level 2 units (12 points):

  • ATS2586 Islam: Principles, civilisations, influences
  • ATS2907 Islamic responses to the post-colonial age

Relevant courses


Single degrees

Successful completion of the minor can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degrees:

  • A2000 Bachelor of Arts
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor by using 24 points of their free electives.

Double degrees

Successful completion of the minor can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts component in the following double degrees:

  • A2005 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Art
  • A2004 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • B2019 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2012 Bachelor of Business Specialist and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2020 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2024 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist and Bachelor of Arts
  • D3002 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • E3002 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • C2002 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Arts
  • L3003 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • S2006 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts