The ability to reason persuasively and analyse objectively arguments posed by others are essential skills in Islamic studies and modern academia. This subject introduces students to principles of critical reasoning and how to apply those in written and spoken works. Students will develop the skills to differentiate between valid and invalid, sound and unsound arguments. They will also practice and develop skills in constructing sound logical arguments and identifying logical fallacies. It covers the place of mantiq (logic) within Islamic scholarship. Historically Muslim logicians were able to develop a distinct system of logic, uniquely suited for examining concepts, ideas, and strictures rooted in divine revelation.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.
Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ISL101 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.