Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA3046: Islam, Muslims and the Environment
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
The overarching aim of this module is to provide you with a well-rounded introduction to key relationships between Islam (as a religious tradition), Muslims (as individual and institutional actors, past and present), and the environment (both in its natural state, and under the impact of the current ecological crisis). The module also aims to help you begin to appreciate how multidisciplinarity is necessary to be able to participate debates around environmental sustainability and global Muslims.
The module is recommended for multi- and inter-disciplinary pathways; and to anyone who wishes to learn the basics about ‘Islam, Muslims and the environment’, from an academic or practitioner perspective.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Demonstrate familiarity with the various ways in which the environmental crisis is affecting global Muslims (at the environmental, socioeconomic and political levels), and how these are interrelated|
2. Demonstrate conceptual awareness of key environmental notions/principles (ethical, juridical, practical) from the Islamic tradition
3. Demonstrate knowledge of ongoing Muslim greening processes (environmentally-focused discourses, trends, initiatives, actors, etc.); and an understanding of how these relate to each other, and to broader contexts
|Discipline-Specific Skills||4. Find, employ and analyse reliable (primary and secondary) data and sources from the multiple disciplines engaged through the module, which are relevant to specific issue areas|
5. Develop critical arguments by applying concepts/theories/analytical approaches from different disciplines
6. Demonstrate familiarity with a multidisciplinary approach to key themes and issues related to Islam, Muslims and the environment
|Personal and Key Skills||7. Conduct independent work/research|
8. Find, synthesise and analyse information from a wide range of sources and disciplinary perspectives
9. Demonstrate analytical writing skills, including reasoned, coherent and supported argumentation