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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 5275

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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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
165763

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Education Futures

Course aim

To advance students’ cognitive and communication skills to be able transmit knowledge and ideas to others about the meaning and scope of Sharia (dealing with law, ethics, morals, and spirituality), and to provide them with a deeper understanding of the extent to which Sharia can operate in the world today.

Course content

Students will develop an understanding of the meaning, nature and scope of Sharia (Sacred law) and will gain an in-depth  critical understanding of the primary and secondary sources of Sharia, the higher objectives of Islamic law, and the difference between Sharia (law) and Fiqh (jurisprudence). Students will develop critical skills in their understanding of the application of Islamic law in Muslim and non-Muslim countries (such as Australia); and the views of experts of Islamic law on issues such as jihad, terrorism, domestic violence, cloning, stem cell research, and democracy.

Textbook(s)

Kamali MH 2008, Shari'ah law: an introduction, Oneworld Publications, Oxford

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL (INTENSIVE)
Lecture (Online) 1 hour x 10 weeks
Workshop 6 hours x 4 days
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Lecture (Online) 1 hour x 10 weeks
External (Online Activities) 2 hours x 10 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
INTERNAL, MAGILL (INTENSIVE)
Critical analysis 1750 words 40% N/A
Essay 2750 words 60% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Critical analysis 1750 words 40% N/A
Essay 2750 words 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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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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