Islam is the world's second largest religion after Christianity. Western civilization has been intertwined with the Islamic since Islam's inception in the 7th century. Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and one of the fastest growing in the United States. Despite these striking trends, Islam remains one of the least understood religious faiths and civilizations for American students.
Islamic studies is a multi- and interdisciplinary academic field that focuses on the study of Islam as a religious tradition with a diverse historical, philosophical and cultural heritage. This area of study seeks to introduce students to the multifaceted aspects of Islam through a wide variety of expressions, such as literature, religion, philosophy, social norms and practices, and politics, as well as various research methods. These research methods include literary criticism, hermeneutics, phenomenology, historical analysis, political theory, theology, sociology, and anthropology.
Sacred Texts/Foundational History courses
Courses in this group have the ISFH attribute.
|HIST 1700||Understanding Historical Change: Mideast||3|
|HIST 1750||Understanding Historical Change: Islamic History and Culture||3|
|HIST 3217||Islamic History, 1000–1600||4|
|THEO 3715||Classic Islamic Texts||3|
|THEO 3716||Islam and Modernity||3|
Courses in this group have the ISTP attribute.
|HIST 3670||The Modern Middle East||4|
|HIST 3982||The Islamic World and the Crusades, 1099-Ca.1700||4|
|HIST 3983||Apocalypticism and Messianism in Islamic Thought and History||4|
|HIST 3985||Ottoman Empire/ 1300-1800||4|
|HIST 3986||Religion and Politics in Islamic History||4|
|MEST 2600||Medieval Islam||4|
|MLAL 3210||Islam and Italy||4|
|THEO 3884||Sufism: Islam's Mystical Tradition||3|
|THEO 4027||The Ethics of Life||4|
|THEO 4110||Muslim, Jewish, and Christian Feminist Theologies: Discourses of Difference||4|
|THEO 4371||Islam in Modern Egypt||4|
Courses in this group have the ISAC attribute.
|AFAM 3115||Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X||4|
|ANTH 2614||Urbanism and Change in the Middle East||4|
|ANTH 2888||Gender and Islam||4|
|ANTH 3006||Arab-Americans and the Diasporic Experience||4|
|ARAB 2450||The Short Story of Arabic Literature||4|
|ARAB 3000||Topics in Arabic Cultures||4|
|ARAB 3010||Human Rights in Arabic Literature||4|
|ARAB 3040||Topics in Arabic Literature||4|
|ARHI 2230||Islamic Art||4|
|CLAS 4545||Bath Cultures and Bathing Rituals From Antiquity to Brooklyn||4|
|MEST 3620||Islam in America||4|
|MLAL 3475||Oppositional Thought in Islamic Literature||4|
|POSC 3418||Islamic Political Thought||4|
|POSC 3424||Political Philosophy between Islam and the West||4|
|POSC 3427||Islam, Art, and Resistance||4|
|THEO 3883||Medicine and Healing in Islam||4|
|THEO 3885||Women, Gender, and Islam||3|
|THEO 4545||Bath Cultures and Bathing Rituals From Antiquity to Brooklyn||4|
Courses in this group have the ISAR attribute.
|ARAB 1501||Intermediate Arabic I||3|
|ARAB 1502||Intermediate Arabic II||3|
|ARAB 2001||Arabic Language and Literature||3|
|ARAB 2400||Approaches to Arabic Culture||4|