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Islamic World Studies

The Islamic World Studies Program aims to ground students in a study of Islam as a worldview/civilization and living reality by first engaging them in exploring the primary texts, history, and cultural traditions and then examining global communities and regional issues. There are three assumptions undergirding the philosophy of this program: Islam is an historical civilization and a living reality; it has interacted with all known forms of government and thus produced varied cultural expressions; and the religious core ties all of these cultural expressions together. While studying Islam in history and also, learning about specific cultural manifestations, students develop a critical understanding of the worldview in its global contexts.​