Islamic World Studies Minor

For a 15-credit minor in Islamic World Studies, students complete the following:

Select five Islamic World Studies elective courses, including:15
At least one course in the Humanities
At least one course in the Social Sciences
Total Credits15

Islamic World Studies Electives

HI 0265History of the Indian Subcontinent: Colonialism, Nationalism, and Democracy, c.1857-Today3
HI 0280The West and the Middle East3
HI 0281Portrait of the Arabs3
HI 0371Arab-Israeli Conflict3
HI 0373History of North Africa Since 17003
HR 0201Non-Western Culture3
RS 0270Introduction to Islam3
RS 0273Islamic Ethical and Legal Thought3
RS 0275Islam in America3
RS 0276Islamic Theology3
RS 0379Islam, Race, Power3
Social Sciences
AY 0152Islamic Societies and Cultures3
PO 0251Islam and Muslim Politics3
PO 0255Middle Eastern Politics3
PO 0305Seminar on the Middle East3
AR 0110Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I3
AR 0111Elementary Modern Standard Arabic II3
AR 0210Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I3
AR 0211Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II3


  1. Study of the Arabic language is not required for the minor.
  2. Only one course in Arabic may count towards the minor.
  3. Students may petition for certain courses, like RS 0101 Exploring Religion, to count toward the minor if there is appropriate and sufficient related content. The Director of the Islamic World Studies Minor will evaluate each petition on a case-by-case basis.