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Islamic World Studies

The minor in Islamic World Studies challenges you to think differently about Islam, Muslim societies and their role in shaping the modern world. The program uses a unique, interdisciplinary approach that focuses on several regions. You will explore historical and contemporary issues in Africa, Asia and the Middle East and their centuries-old ties through vast networks created by trade, religion, imperialism and human migration. 

Our Courses

As an Islamic World Studies minor, you’ll learn about the lifestyles and institutions of Islam and the history, culture and language of the Muslim world. Find updated course listings and minor requirements in the academic bulletin.

Our People

Our faculty associates come from across the university and bring unique perspectives that impart a solid interdisciplinary foundation.     


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