Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Islamic Studies Graduate Courses

200. Introduction to Islamic Studies. (4) Seminar, three hours. Introduction to various disciplines and methods employed in study of Islamic histories, cultures, and societies, with special emphasis on methodologies and current theories and how they may be used and combined by Islamic studies students. Content varies each year. Letter grading.

201. Arabo-Islamic Sciences. (4) (Formerly numbered Islamics 201.) Seminar, three hours. Preparation: good reading knowledge of Arabic, English, and one other Western language. Comprehensive coverage of Arabo-Islamic sciences that formed matrix of Islamic education. Survey of most recent developments in following disciplines: Arabic language and literature, Qur’sanic sciences, traditions, jurisprudence, theology, and Sufism. Letter grading.

291A. Variable Topics in Islamic Studies. (4) Seminar, three hours. Selected topics on Islam. May be repeated for credit with topic change. S/U or letter grading.

596. Directed Individual Study. (2 to 8) (Formerly numbered Islamics 596.) Tutorial, to be arranged. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

597. Examination Preparation. (2 to 8) (Formerly numbered Islamics 597.) Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U grading.

598. MA Thesis Research and Preparation. (2 to 8) (Formerly numbered Islamics 598.) Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U or letter grading.

599. PhD Dissertation Research and Preparation. (2 to 8) (Formerly numbered Islamics 599.) Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U grading.