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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2150: Muslims in Britain

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

Module Aims

This module aims to study the Muslim presence in Britain today, within its British, European and wider Islamic contexts, in order to promote an informed debate about its significance and future. It aims to provide an understanding of the history of Muslim communities in Britain today and how Muslims define themselves, and involves an examination of the debate around integration, integration strategies, assimilation and multiculturalism. It will set these against the experience of other migrant groups for comparison.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the situation of Muslim communities in Britain, and in comparison with similar groups in Europe.
2. Demonstrate an appreciation of the dynamics of social integration and factors that help or hinder it.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Analyse information, using a statistical, non-biased approach towards the data.
4. Apply integration theories to understanding the practical interaction between communities.
Personal and Key Skills5. Develop time organisation; analytical writing
6. Write clear, grammatical English which is essential.