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Islamic World Studies (Minor)

​A minor in Islamic World Studies introduces students to Muslim majority and Muslim minority societies through some combination of religious, political, historical, cultural, geographical, and social lenses.

Course Requirements

Core

Course Title Quarter Hours
IWS 192ISLAMIC WORLD STUDIES4
IWS 266ISLAM IN THE UNITED STATES4

Electives

Students must also complete four electives from amongst IWS offerings, or related courses as approved by the Program Director.

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select four of the following:
IWS 201GEOPOLITICS4
IWS 204CULTURAL ANALYSIS (with Director approval)4
IWS 215MUSLIMS IN AMERICAN FICTION AND FILM4
IWS 217ISLAMIC CULTURES AND SOCIETIES4
IWS 230ISLAMIC FINANCE4
IWS 231INDIA FROM 900-1750 - SULTANS, MUGHALS, AND ISLAMIC EMPIRES4
IWS 232INDIA FROM 1700-1950 - RISE AND FALL OF THE BRITISH RAJ4
IWS 233THE ART OF CRUSADING4
IWS 234COMPARATIVE URBANISM4
IWS 240SPECIAL TOPICS IN ISLAMIC WORLD STUDIES4
IWS 242AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY (with Director approval)4
IWS 251ISLAMIC ART4
IWS 255MIDDLE EAST POLITICS4
IWS 261RELIGION AND CONFLICT IN SOUTH ASIA4
IWS 263RELIGION AND POLITICS IN THE MIDDLE EAST4
IWS 265ISLAMIST POLITICAL MOVEMENTS4
IWS 270ISLAMIC ETHICS4
IWS 272GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN MUSLIM CULTURES4
IWS 278HADITH: TRADITIONS OF THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD4
IWS 294MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY (with Director approval)4
IWS 295SHI'ITE ISLAM4
IWS 301ARAB BROADCAST MEDIA4
IWS 302AFRICAN ISLAM: ISLAMIC ART & ARCHITECTURE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA4
IWS 303ARABIC PRINT MEDIA4
IWS 306GLOBAL EMPIRES (with Director approval)4
IWS 307WOMEN IN THE MIDDLE EAST: BEYOND THE VEIL4
IWS 308NATURE AS RESOURCE: MINING & EXTRACTION'S IMPACT ON ENVIRONMENT & SOCIETY4
IWS 311ARABIC SHORT STORIES4
IWS 313ARABIC FILM4
IWS 316RELIGION, NATIONALISM AND POLITICS (with Director approval)4
IWS 318SOCIETY, POLITICS AND CULTURE IN THE MIDDLE EAST4
IWS 340SPECIAL TOPICS IN ISLAMIC WORLD STUDIES4
IWS 341POLITICAL ISLAM AND AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY4
IWS 350ARABIC LITERATURE4
IWS 372CAIRO: MOTHER OF THE WORLD (WORLD CITIES)4
HST 364PALESTINE UNDER THE BRITISH MANDATE4
HST 365THE CRUSADES4
MOL 340ARAB CULTURE4
MOL 341MEDIA IN THE ARAB WORLD4
MOL 342MODERN ARABIC LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION4

Students majoring in Islamic World Studies (BA) are restricted from earning this minor.

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