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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT3017: Anthropology of Islam

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:
The Idea of an Anthropology of Islam

Ethnographic Approaches to the Study of Islam

Islamic Origin Narratives

The Hermeneutics of Suspicion

Islam’s Role in the Origins of ‘Western’ Civilisation

Islam, Space, and Locality

Islamic Gender and Kinship

Islamic Economics

Islamic Modernity

Islam, Secularism, and Post-Islamism

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity1111 x 1 Hour Lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity1111 x 1 Hour Seminars
Guided Independent Study12Research Paper Proposal
Guided Independent Study56Weekly Reading for seminars
Guided independent study20Exam Preparation
Guided Independent Study40Research Paper

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).