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Requirements and Courses

The IMST minor consists of 20 hours. The following are required courses: RLST 1500, RLST 4554, ARA 1102.

Note that in the College of Arts and Science each minor must contain 15 hours counted solely for the minor (not applied to any other major or minor). Students may pursue both the Minor in Islamic Studies and the Minor in Arabic Language. In such a case, only ARA 1102 may be counted, from among the Arabic courses, toward the Minor in Islamic Studies.

The maximum number of hours from Arabic language courses is nine. No hours will be counted for ARA 1101.

The remaining hours can be taken from among the following courses:

 

Religious Studies:
  • Freshman Seminar (where topic is appropriate)
  • 1500 Introduction to Islam *
  • 4554 Qur'an & Its Interpreters *
  • 2461 Islam in Africa
  • 2471 Religion in Africa
  • 3561 Islam in South Asia
  • 4551 Islamic Mysticism
  • 4552 Islam in the Modern World
  • 4666 Devotional Traditions of South Asia: Hindu, Muslim, Sikh
  • 4592 Reading Seminar in Arabic Literature
  • 4593 Reading Seminar in Islamic Tradition
Arabic:
  • 1101-1102 Elementary Arabic (5hrs) *
  • 2201-2202 Intermediate Arabic (3hrs)
  • 3101-3102 Advanced Arabic (3hrs)
  • 3201 Media Arabic (3hrs)
  • 3301 Arabic of the Qur'an (3hrs)
Hindi/Urdu:
  • 1101-1102 Elementary Hindi-Urdu
  • 2201-2202 Intermediate Hindi-Urdu
History:
  • Freshman Seminar (where topic is appropriate)
  • 1160 Modern South Asia
  • 1190 A History of Islam
  • 1200 The Arab Spring and Its Contexts
  • 1270 Sub-Saharan Africa: 1400–1800
  • 1280 Africa Since 1800
  • 2140 The Mughal World
  • 2150 India and the Indian Ocean
  • 2155 Muhammad and Early Islam
  • 2160 Medicine in Islam
  • 2170 Islam and the Crusades
  • 2180 Islamic Narratives: Narratives of Islam
  • 2190 Last Empire of Islam
  • 2293 Muslims in Modern Europe
  • 2530 African Religions in the Americas
  • 3150 Cities of Europe and the Middle East
  • 3210 Muslims, Christians and Jews in Medieval Spain
  • 3220w Images of India
Political Science:
  • Freshman Seminar (where topic is appropriate)
  • 2230 Middle East Politics
  • 3235 Political Islam
  • 3272w The War in Iraq 2002-2011
Jewish Studies:
  • 2600 Islam and the Jews
  • 2540 Power and Diplomacy in Modern Middle East
Philosophy:
  • 2102 Medieval Philosophy
  • 3006 Islamic Philosophy
History of Art:
  • 1220 History of Asian Art and Architecture
  • 2180 Art and Architecture of the Islamic World
Cinema & Media Arts:
  • 3892 Cinema and Islam
Classical Studies:
  • 2180 The Mediterranean World from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages
  • 3010 Ancient Origins of Religious Conflict in the Middle East