Islamic studies



Islam is one of the three major Abrahamic faiths and is the world’s fastest growing religion that is predicted to overtake Christianity as the preeminent creed in the next fifty years. Further, due to the rise of Islamic extremism, both Islam and Muslims are often in the media and a major focus of politics at both the state and federal level. However, often the discussions pertaining to Islam and Muslims are subject to inaccuracies and disinformation. Therefore, the aim of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to obtain religious literacy in relation to Islam through both theoretical and textual analysis, alongside an analysis of popular culture and current affairs.

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MN-A00042 (minor)


Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)

Career outcomes

Gaining knowledge and religious literacy in relation to Islam can lend itself to a careers in both the public and private sector in fields such as public policy, consultancy, and education.

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  • To complete a Minor sequence in Islamic Studies select four (4) units from below
  • World Religions ASR100
  • Contemporary Islam: Religion, Culture & Politics ASR208
  • Gender and Sexuality in Islam ASR206
  • Religion, Rights and Governance ASR300