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POLS214 Islam, Politics, and the Challenge of Terrorism

The key objective of this paper is to provide a better understanding of the issues highlighted by the emergence of Islam as a major political force in our time, and the preference of some groups to perpetrate acts of terror in the name of Islam. Includes both conceptual analysis and case studies.

"Islamic terrorism" dominated the news in the first decade of the 21st century, and the second decade has started with the emergence of the "Arab Spring". In both these prominent phenomena of our time, Islam plays a real or an alleged role. The main aim of this paper is to help students distinguish the "real" from the "alleged" and the fact from fiction.

Paper title Islam, Politics, and the Challenge of Terrorism
Paper code POLS214
Subject Politics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
One 100-level POLS paper or 72 points.
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
May not be credited together with POLS 232 passed in 2002-2007.
Eligibility
An interest in national and international affairs is an advantage.
Contact
To be advised
Teaching staff
To be advised
Paper Structure
The conceptual part of the paper discusses Islam; Islam and politics; violence and morality; Jihad; and terrorism and Islam's view on it.

The case studies include the role of Islam in the politics of Afghanistan, Iran, Palestine, Iraq and the "Arab Spring", as well as al Qaeda and the "war on terror" and Islam's encounter with and image in the West.
Textbooks
To be advised
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
To be advised

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

The key objective of this paper is to provide a better understanding of the issues highlighted by the emergence of Islam as a major political force in our time, and the preference of some groups to perpetrate acts of terror in the name of Islam. Includes both conceptual analysis and case studies.

"Islamic terrorism" dominated the news in the first decade of the 21st century, and the second decade has started with the emergence of the "Arab Spring". In both these prominent phenomena of our time, Islam plays a real or an alleged role. The main aim of this paper is to help students distinguish the "real" from the "alleged" and the fact from fiction.

Paper title Islam, Politics, and the Challenge of Terrorism
Paper code POLS214
Subject Politics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
One 100-level POLS paper or 72 points.
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
May not be credited together with POLS 232 passed in 2002-2007.
Eligibility
An interest in national and international affairs is an advantage.
Contact
To be advised.
Teaching staff
To be advised.
Paper Structure
The conceptual part of the paper discusses Islam; Islam and politics; violence and morality; Jihad; and terrorism and Islam's view on it.

The case studies include the role of Islam in the politics of Afghanistan, Iran, Palestine, Iraq and the "Arab Spring", as well as al Qaeda and the "war on terror" and Islam's encounter with and image in the West.
Textbooks
To be advised.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
To be advised.

^ Top of page

Timetable

Not offered in 2018

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard