Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA2150: Muslims in Britain
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.
Definition of 'British Muslims'. History and pattern of migration. Comparison with European Muslim migration.
Demographic profile of British Muslim communities. Second and later generations. Specific studies.
Social/linguistic/cultural/theological profile of British Muslim communities.
Historical perspective of contacts between Britain and the Islamic world.
Assimilation Integration and acculturation. The debate and factors that help or hinder the process. Muslims and the arts as examples of integration. Perceptions of Muslims in the media.
Obligations of migrant and receiving society. Comparison with practice in other countries.
Racism and islamophobia, origins and social factors in their genesis. Some examples in practice. Comparison with other types of xenophobia.
Terrorism and Islam. Definition, Islamic teaching on the use of military force. Suicide bombing.
The international dimension: links to the situation in Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine.
De-integration and ghettoisation. The prospects for the future.
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||22 hours||The classes will be seminars focusing on specific translated texts, with classroom discussions and occasional background lectures.|
|Guided Independent Study||128 hours||A variety of independent study tasks directed by module leader|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).