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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT2017: Anthropology of Islam

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 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 Activity2211 x 2 hour weekly lecture/seminar (or 1 hour lecture + 1 hour seminar
Guided Independent Study12Research Paper Proposal
Guided Independent Study56Weekly Reading for Seminars
Guided Independent Study20Weekly Discussion Posts
Guided Independent Study40Research Paper

Online Resources

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