HIST375-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

The Muslim World, 600-1650

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020


A social, cultural and political history of the Islamic world between 600 and 1650.

Today’s news agenda is dominated by stories connected with Islam: this course provides the student with the vital historical background and context they need to understand and interpret events. It offers the opportunity to reach beyond popular stereotypes and develop a fuller understanding of the role that a multitude of societies played in shaping the development of the religion of Islam and the culture of the Muslim world.

Muslim society is rarely explored in the English-speaking world as a culture in its own right. It is more often considered in relation to the development of either European or Asian civilisation. This course adopts a new focus: while it will certainly explore the interaction of Muslim society with Christian Europe and Hindu India, it will bridge the gap between east and west by making its focus the Muslim world itself.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Any 30 points at 200 level from HIST, or
any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.


Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 E6 Lecture Theatre (18/2-17/3)
Live Stream Available (24/3, 21/4-26/5)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Rehua 002 Lectorial (21/2-20/3)
Live Stream Available (24/4-29/5)
17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Live Stream Available 24 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Chris Jones

Textbooks / Resources

Image caption: Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai (built 1787) © Chris Jones

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,553.00

International fee $6,750.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

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All HIST375 Occurrences

  • HIST375-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020