Islamic Studies



Major, Minor


The Major in Islamic Studies will provide students with a deeper understanding of several areas related to Islam and Muslims in historical and contemporary settings. The areas of interest include: history of Islam and the birth of new civilisations; foundation of Islam and its teachings; Islamic law and its relationship with issues such as democracy, human rights, and radicalism; Islamic contribution to intellectual and scientific thought, international relations, Arabic language, and Islamic and Eastern origins of Western civilisation. Students are expected to develop intellectual skills in understanding the nexus between traditional Islam and contemporary realities, modern manifestations and transformations within the body politic of Islam and new themes and trends that are shaping the modern Muslim experience. The study of these courses can enhance career opportunities in media, politics, foreign affairs, and education. The courses are online, and the contents are designed in a welcoming and inclusive environment that makes for easy engagement with course coordinators and to meet your academic expectations. Students can choose to take these courses as a Major, Minor, or single electives.



Assumed Knowledge



Course Area and cat no. Units Level References
Complete the following four courses:
Understanding Islam EDUC 1097 4.5 1
Islamic Civilisations EDUC 1096 4.5 1
Islamic Law 101 EDUC 2072 4.5 2
Islam and Global Politics EDUC 3072 4.5 3
The four courses listed in the Minor plus the following four courses:
Intercultural Communication LANG 1054 4.5 1
Arabic Level 1A EDUC 1111 4.5 1
World History Trends and Transformations HUMS 1055 4.5 1
Eastern Origins of Western Civilisations EDUC 2094 4.5 2