ISL399 Guided Research (8)

This subject is provides experience in guided research for students who intend to continue from the Bachelor of
Islamic Studies to Bachelor of Islamic Studies (Honours). As a result, enrolment in this subject requires the approval of the Subject coordinator. The subject allows for the research of an approved topic in a chosen Islamic Studies sub-discipline, to be determined in consultation with the Subject coordinator. Students are expected to demonstrate the use of appropriate methodology, research, writing
and communication skills through the presentation of a major essay in their topic area.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.


Session 3 (90)
United Theological College

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ISL399. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation

Enrolment Restrictions

Requires special approval from the subject coordinator. Student must have a GPA of Credit or above to be able to do this subject.

Assumed Knowledge

All core subjects need to be completed before enrolling in this subject.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to discuss critically issues in a chosen Islamic Studies subdiscipline arising from the investigation of an approved research topic
  • be able to demonstrate consultative and communications skills in developing and exploring an appropriate research project
  • demonstrate self-guided learning, including advanced research, writing and communication skills


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The development of an approved research topic in consultation with the Subject Coordinator
  • Guided reading and critical analysis of relevant texts
  • Regular contact between student and Subject Coordinator during the development of the research
  • Analysis, critical methodology, theoretical framework and close attention to texts


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.