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UHR1012 Islamic & Asian Civilization 1

Code
UHR1012
 
Name
ISLAMIC & ASIAN CIVILIZATION 1 

Prerequisite
None 

Synopsis
This course is designed to equip students with a deeper understanding about Islamic and Asian civilizations particularly those civilizations which form the foundation of Malaysia. It concerns the study of universal values promoted by Islamic and Asian civilizations. The course also discusses Western civilization in terms of its characteristics, philosophy as well as its development and how this impacts Asian civilizations, particularly the Malaysians. In addition, some contemporary civilizational issues are also being discussed. In general, the philosophy of the course is to develop students’ awareness on how Islamic and Asian civilizations have shaped our world today. 

Objectives
By the end of semester, students should be able to:
1.   Clarify the concept of Islamic civilization, its historical development and contributions to the modern world;
2.   Distinguish the uniqueness of Islam and Islamic civilization;
3.   Identify the sources of Islamic civilization and comprehend its application and;
4.   Analyze current issues related to Islam. 

Coordinator
Asar Abdul Karim

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