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In the Islamic World Studies program, you will develop an understanding of the diverse Muslim communities and their interconnections by exploring their primary texts, history and cultural traditions. The Islamic World Studies curriculum combines an Arabic language requirement, fieldwork, service learning courses and opportunities for you to study abroad.
After completing introductory courses, you will work with an advisor to focus your studies on a specific area of Islamic studies that is appealing to you. You may construct your own concentration or choose one of the following:
Islam in the Balkans
Islam in the United States
Middle Eastern Islam
Women in Islam
As an Islamic World Studies major, you will take courses from various departments, including history, religious studies, political science, international studies, modern languages and women's studies to help you develop an understanding of the Islamic world from multiple perspectives.