Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2150: Muslims in Britain

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Lectures 1
Definition of 'British Muslims'. History and pattern of migration. Comparison with European Muslim migration.

Lecture 2
Demographic profile of British Muslim communities. Second and later generations. Specific studies.

Lecture 3
Social/linguistic/cultural/theological profile of British Muslim communities.

Lecture 4:
Historical perspective of contacts between Britain and the Islamic world.

Lecture 5:
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.

Lecture 6:
Obligations of migrant and receiving society. Comparison with practice in other countries.

Lecture 7:
Racism and islamophobia, origins and social factors in their genesis. Some examples in practice. Comparison with other types of xenophobia.

Lectures 8-9:
Terrorism and Islam. Definition, Islamic teaching on the use of military force. Suicide bombing.

Lecture 10:
The international dimension: links to the situation in Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine.

Lecture 11:
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 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 activity 22 hoursThe classes will be seminars focusing on specific translated texts, with classroom discussions and occasional background lectures.
Guided Independent Study128 hoursA variety of independent study tasks directed by module leader

Online Resources

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