Faculty of Arts


ASIAN 201

Islam: An Introduction


Description

A survey of Islamic belief, practice and thought. Introduces basic tenets of Islam in historical context, then looks at Islam and politics in the 20th century, including imperialism, nationalist movements in Arab and Muslim states, Zionism and Israel, the impact of the Cold War on Islamist thinking and organisations. Reflections on "war on terror" discourse and media constructions of Islam are central.

Availability 2012

Not taught in 2012

Lecturer(s)

TBA

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

ASIAN 201: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

Any 30 points passed at Stage I


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