Islam: History, Theology and Culture
|Course code RELT3023||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
The course provides students with a basic understanding of Islam. It presents the life of the Prophet Muhammad in seventh century Arabia. It provides an overview of the spread of Islam over the following centuries and the diversity that ensued. It traces the development of Islam’s major texts, the Qur’an and the Sunnah, and the formulation of law. It presents the foundational deeds and creed of Islam, Islamic spirituality and how Islam is lived in daily life. It treats particular issues: the currents of Islamic revivalism from the eighteenth century onwards, the role of women in Islam, Islam in Australia, Christian-Muslim relations and the geo-political significance of Islam in the contemporary world situation.
Not available in 2015
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course students will be able to: |
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the context, significant persons, events and in the genesis of Islam and its subsequent history;
2. Analyse the subsequent development and significance of Islam’s central texts, rituals, practices, doctrines and laws;
3. Engage in constructive dialogue with Muslims in an informed, respectful and sensitive way;
4. Appreciate the role and contribution of Islam in world history and its geo-political significance in the contemporary world.
5. Demonstrate advanced writing, research and information technology skills appropriate to studies in religion and theology.
|Content||This course will examine the history, theology and culture of Islam.|
|Transition||Students who have previously completed RELI3000 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT3023. Other third-year options are available for these students.|
|Assumed Knowledge||20 units of RELT coded courses at first level|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|