Islamic Studies, Minor
- Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0020
Previous Code: SM1074.1
Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs: Yes. Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.
Students engage in interdisciplinary study essential to an understanding of Islam, past and present. The area of study balances historical and modern Islamic studies and research methods. One of the keys to Islamic Studies is ‘relevance’ to contemporary Australian society but relevance can only come from a sound comprehension of past traditions in Islamic scholarship and their socio-historical contexts. Preparation for graduate study is also a key objective of this program, with its focus on developing critical and interdisciplinary research skills through a combination of approaches.
Students must complete 40 credit points as follows.
|Select two of the following:||20|
|Hadith: The Prophetic Tradition|
|Islamic Law in a Changing World|
|The Qur'an: An Introduction|
|Islam: Past, Present and Future|
|Total Credit Points||20|
Level 2 Unit Pool
|HUMN 2031||Islam in the Modern World||10|
|HUMN 2061||Women with Muslim Identity||10|
|Total Credit Points||20|
Level 3 Unit Pool
|PHIL 3009||Ethical Traditions in Islam||10|
|HUMN 3047||History of Muslim Civilisations and Ideas||10|
|HUMN 3105||History of Religion||10|
|HUMN 3056||Islam in the West||10|
|HUMN 3054||Islam in Southeast Asia||10|
|HUMN 3057||Islam, Media and Conflict||10|
|HUMN 3058||Islamic Revivalism in the Globalised World||10|
|HUMN 3061||Mystical Islam: The Emergence of Sufism in World History||10|
|HUMN 3075||Sociology of Religion||10|
|HUMN 3081||The International Relations of the Middle East Since 1945||10|
|Total Credit Points||100|
The subjects listed below count towards completion of this minor for students who passed these subjects in 2020 or earlier.
LANG 3008 Applied Critical Methods, no longer offered.
HUMN 3025 Conceptualising Islam, no longer offered.
BEHV 3013 Humanities Internship, no longer offered as part of this minor.
HUMN 1047 Understanding Islam and Muslim Societies, replaced by HUMN 1061 Islam: Past, Present and Future
LANG 2017 Great Texts of Islam: Quran and Hadith, replaced by PHIL 2011 The Qur'an: An Introduction
HUMN 2063 New Ethnicities, Old Racisms, replaced by HUMN 2056 The Racial State
HUMN 3055 Islam in the Modern World, replaced by HUMN 2031 Islam in the Modern World