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Islamic World Studies Minors

The IWS minor seeks to familiarize students with the common histories that have created an Islamic World and to foster an appreciation of the social and geographical diversity that exists within it. More broadly, the IWS minor provides students with an understanding of the complex relationships between religion, politics, geography, and culture that produce all world regions.

 Courses with a check mark next to them are offered for Fall Semester 2017

For advisement on this minor email the director of Islamic World Studies: click here to email!


CORE COURSES (6 HOURS)
Select two courses from the following:

Course

Title

Offered Fall 2017

ANTH 310

Cultures of Islam

 

ANTH 311

Middle Eastern Cultures

 

GEOG 226

Geography of the Middle East

 

HIST 104

Introduction to the Civilization of the Islamic Middle East

RELG 250

Introduction to Islam

ELECTIVES (12 HOURS)
Select four courses from the listing of courses below. Course choices must include at least one of the listed courses in Religious Studies unless taken to fulfill other degree requirements.

Course

Title

Offered Fall 2017

ANTH 310

Cultures of Islam

 

ANTH 311

Middle Eastern Cultures

 

ANTH 315

South Asian Cultures

 

ANTH 316

Southeast Asian Cultures

 

ANTH 515

Tradition and Transformations in Islamic Cultures

 

ANTH 516

Indonesian Culture Through Film

 

ARAB 201

Intermediate Arabic

ARAB 202

Intermediate Arabic

 

ARAB 280

Introduction to Modern Arab Culture

 

ARAB 301

Advanced Arabic Language I

 

ARAB 302

Advanced Arabic Language II

ARAB 310

Conversational Arabic

 

ARAB 320

Introduction to Modern Arab Literature in Translation

 

ARAB 398

Topic: Almaghreb Alar'abi/ The Arabic Maghreb

FREN 453

Francophone Literatures and Cultures

 

GEOG 226

Geography of the Middle East

 

HIST 104

Introduction to the Civilization of the Islamic Middle East

HIST 327

The Crusades

 

HIST 347

The Middle East in Modern Times

 

HIST 348

North Africa from Colonialism to Revolution: 1830-1962

 

HIST 349

The Contemporary Middle East and North Africa

 

HIST 365

East Africa and the Indian Ocean World

 

HIST 386

Islamic Institutions and Traditions

 

HIST 389

Science, Magic and Religion

 

HIST 562

The Middle East and the United States: 1800 to the Present

 

IBUS 428

Islamic Economics and Finance

POLI 103

Controversies in the Politics of Global Regions

POLI 449

International Relations of the Middle East

POLI 483

Middle East Politics

 

RELG 250

Introduction to Islam

RELG 358

The Qur'an and Hadith

RELG 359

Islamic Theology and Philosophical Thought

 

RELG 367

Sufism

 

RELG 369

Islamic Law

 

RELG 387

Jews and Muslims

 

JSTU 387

Jews and Muslims

 

NOTE

ARAB 121 and ARAB 122 are recommended as choices for the foreign language requirement. Students may apply credits from special topics courses offered by any Arts and Sciences department toward the Islamic World Studies minor. To count toward the minor, the majority of material covered in a special topics course must relate to Islam, Muslim populations, and/or Islamic World contexts. Approval of special topics courses is at the discretion of the Program Director.

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