Islamic Studies

The minor in Islamic Studies is open to all undergraduates regardless of major. It provides the intellectual and linguistic training to approach Islam — and the world — in a historically and culturally informed way, challenging stereotypes and misconceptions while exploring the diversity and complexity of the world’s second-largest religion.

The minor in Islamic Studies was introduced in Spring 2016. 

All courses must be taken for letter grades and receive a grade of C- or higher.

Language requirement
Beginning Arabic I
and Beginning Arabic II (or other approved language) *
Electives (totaling at least 18 credits)
Four Islamic studies elective courses at any level
Two Islamic studies elective courses at the 300-400 level

Other approved languages include: Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Bengali, Hausa, Persian, Punjabi, Turkish, and Urdu.  Additional languages may be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.