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Islamic Studies Minor

The Islamic Studies minor is a great opportunity for students to study Islam and Arabic. The minor provides students with an enhanced understanding of the Islamic religion, its historical growth, culture and civilization; mysticism; its relation to Abrahamic faiths and other world religions; and the role of Islam in the modern world. The minor equips students with the necessary Islamic and Arabic vocabulary to enhance their professional lives in our diverse community.

 

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To complete the minor, students will take two required courses, and four electives as described below.
 

Courses:

Required

RES 101 Q. Exploring Religion

RES 250 Introduction to Islam

 

Recommended

RES 351 G Social Justice, Ecology and Women in the Qur’an

RES 352 G Sufism: A Mystical Stream of Islam

RES 362 G Walking in the footsteps of the Prophets: Discovering your Spiritual Roots in the Holy Land

RES 369 In the Beginning

RES 370 The End Times

RES 373 Secrets of the Sages

RES 386 Malcolm and Martin: A Study of the American Civil Rights Movement

 

No more than one of the following courses:

RES 360 Interfaith Studies and Dialogue: Theory and Practice

RES 382 Living Well: Ethics in the World religions

RES 383 War and Peace in World Religions

PHL/PSC 318 Introduction to Islamic Political Thought

PSC 336 G Women in the Middle East

 

Up to two courses in the study of Arabic language:

ARB 101 Elementary Arabic I

ARB 102 Elementary Arabic II

ARB  103 Intermediate Arabic I

ARB 104  Intermediate Arabic II

 

For more information, contact the Islamic Studies Program Director:

Dr. Muhammad Shafiq

mshafiq5@naz.edu

585-389-2763

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