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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 1096

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
165301

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Education Futures

Course aim

To develop understanding of the factors that led to the rise and fall of great Islamic empires. To develop students' understanding of the conditions in which various Islamic empires originated, and the relationships between religion, power, culture and economy in their creation. To enhance students’ understanding of the interconnectedness between Islam and other civilisations, such as the Greek and the Western civilisations, by examining some contributions to science, mathematics, astronomy and medicine.

Course content

Students will explore the origins and evolution of great Islamic empires and the various causes for their rise and fall. Students will develop understanding of the origins of Islamic civilisation, the people/leaders and circumstances that shaped it, and some their contributions to the political, religious, economic and social landscape. Students will gain a deeper appreciation of the relationship between the Islamic civilisation and the Greek civilisation, and the impacts of this relationship on the making of Europe.

Textbook(s)

Lapidus, IM 2014, A history of Islamic societies, third edition, Cambridge University Press, UK

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Online (Lecture) 2 hours x 12 weeks
Online (Activities) 1 hour x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 2000 words equivalent 44% N/A
Essay 2500 words 56% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4A)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

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