Islamic Studies Minor Requirements
The minor in Islamic Studies is open to all undergraduates regardless of major. It provides the training to approach Islam - and the world - in a historically and culturally informed way, challenging stereotypes and misconceptions while exploring the diversity and complexity of the world's second-largest religion.
All courses must be taken for letter grades and receive a grade of C- or higher. To count toward the minor, courses must, as a general rule, be worth three credits or more. Exceptions require the approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Program in Islamic Studies.
|Courses 1, 2|
|Four Islamic studies elective courses at any level||12|
|Two Islamic studies elective courses at the 300-400 level||6|
To complete the minor, students must complete both six courses and earn 18 credits. This is true even though some language courses count for more than three credits per semester (e.g., 4.5 credits).
A maximum of two of these courses may be language courses at any level from the following list of languages: Arabic (which is offered at Homewood), Persian (which is offered at the School of Advanced International Studies [SAIS] in Washington, DC), Bahasa Indonesia (also offered at SAIS), Bahasa Malaysia, Bengali, Hausa, Punjabi, Turkish, and Urdu. Additional languages may be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.