Islamic World Studies Minor

Minor Requirements (18 Hours)

Core Courses (6 Hours)

Course Title Credits
Select two of the following:6
Cultures of Islam
Middle Eastern Cultures
Geography of the Middle East
Introduction to the Civilization of the Islamic Middle East
Introduction to Islam
Total Credit Hours6

Electives (12 Hours)

Course Title Credits
Select four of the following: 112
Cultures of Islam
Middle Eastern Cultures
South Asian Cultures
Southeast Asian Cultures
Tradition and Transformations in Islamic Cultures
Intermediate Arabic
Intermediate Arabic
Introduction to Modern Arab Culture
Advanced Arabic Language I
Advanced Arabic Language II
Conversational Arabic
Introduction to Modern Arab Literature in Translation
Selected Topics
Francophone Literatures and Cultures
Geography of the Middle East
Introduction to the Civilization of the Islamic Middle East
The Crusades
The Middle East in Modern Times
North Africa from Colonialism to Revolution: 1830-1962
The Contemporary Middle East and North Africa
East Africa and the Indian Ocean World
Islamic Law
Islamic Institutions and Traditions
The Middle East and the United States: 1800 to the Present
Science, Magic and Religion
Islamic Economics and Finance
Jews and Muslims
POLI 103
International Relations of the Middle East
Middle East Politics
Introduction to Islam
The Qur'an and Hadith
Islamic Theology and Philosophical Thought
Sufism
Jews and Muslims
Total Credit Hours12

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.