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Islamic Studies

Year



Type

Minor

Description

The study of Islam, its history and people is vital in today’s world. This is especially true given the various challenges that face the Islamic world, and the relationship it has with the Western world and the global community subsequent to 11 September 2001. The minor in Islamic studies equips students with a deeper understanding of the Islamic faith, its beliefs, practices, and various interpretations. It also enhances students’ understanding of the development of the Islamic world and its empires, the causes for their rise and fall, and the relationship the Islamic civilisation has with the Western civilisation. The minor also enhances students’ understanding of the fundamental nature and scope of Islamic law (Sharia), and the impact it has on Muslims and the Islamic world.  The minor in Islamic studies is essential for any student desiring to understand Islam in the modern world, and is exceptionally useful for any student studying international relations, politics, media studies, history and education.

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Assumed Knowledge

Nil

Courses

Course Area and cat no. Units Level References
Introduction to Islam EDUC 1097 4.5 1
Empires of Islamic Civilisation EDUC 1096 4.5 1
Sharia, Sacred Law and Islam Today EDUC 2072 4.5 2
Islam and International Affairs EDUC 3072 4.5 3

Rules

Nil

Notes

Nil