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The Institute of Islamic Studies offers both undergraduate and graduate courses reflecting the varied interests of the faculty.
Courses at the 100-, 200-, 300-, 400- and 500-level are open to undergraduate students.

Courses at the 500-, 600- and 700-level are open to graduate students.

 

ISLA 199 FYS: Narr of the Middle East 3 Credits
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Offered in Winter 2014
ISLA 200 Islamic Civilization 3 Credits
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Offered in Fall 2013 Syllabus
ISLA 210 Muslim Societies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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Offered in Winter 2014
Winter 2013 Syllabus
ISLA 325 Introduction to Shi'i Islam 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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Offered in Winter 2014
ISLA 330 Islamic Mysticism: Sufism 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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Winter 2013 Syllabus
ISLA 345 Science&Civilization in Islam 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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Winter 2013 Syllabus
ISLA 350 From Tribe to Dynasty 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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Offered in Fall 2013
ISLA 355 Modern History: Middle East 3 Credits
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ISLA 360 Islam and Politics 3 Credits
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Offered in Fall 2013 Syllabus
ISLA 365 Middle East Since the 1970's 3 Credits
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ISLA 370 The Qur’an: Hist & Interpret 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Offered in Fall 2013 Syllabus
ISLA 380 Islamic Philosophy & Theology 3 Credits
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Fall 2012 Syllabus
ISLA 383 Central Questions-Islamic Law 3 Credits
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Offered in Winter 2014
Winter 2013 Syllabus
ISLA 385 Poetics & Politics in Arab Lit 3 Credits
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Winter 2013 Syllabus
ISLA 388 Persian Literature 3 Credits
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Offered in Winter 2014
Fall 2012 Syllabus
ISLA 392 Arabic Lit as World Lit 3 Credits
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ISLA 410 History:Middle-East 1798-1918 3 Credits
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ISLA 411 History:Middle-East 1918-1945 3 Credits
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ISLA 415 Modern Iran: Anthro Approach 3 Credits
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Fall 2012 Syllabus
ISLA 420 Indo-Islamic Civ: Medieval 3 Credits
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Offered in Fall 2013 Syllabus
ISLA 421 Islam in S. Asia: 1707-Present 3 Credits
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Offered in Winter 2014
Fall 2012 Syllabus
ISLA 501 The Qur'an: Text and History 3 Credits
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Fall 2012 Syllabus
ISLA 506 Islam: Later Developments 3 Credits
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ISLA 511D1 Hist:Islamic Civ-Mediaeval Era 3 Credits
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Fall 2012 Syllabus
ISLA 511D2 Hist:Islamic Civ-Mediaeval Era 3 Credits
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ISLA 521D1 Introductory Arabic 4.5 Credits
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Offered in Fall 2013
Fall 2012 Syllabus
ISLA 521D2 Introductory Arabic 4.5 Credits
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Offered in Winter 2014
ISLA 522D1 Lower Intermediate Arabic 3 Credits
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Offered in Fall 2013
Fall 2012 Syllabus
ISLA 522D2 Lower Intermediate Arabic 3 Credits
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Offered in Winter 2014 Syllabus
ISLA 522 Lower Intermediate Arabic 6 Credits
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ISLA 523D1 Higher Intermediate Arabic 3 Credits
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Offered in Fall 2013 (Section 001 = Modern Standard Arabic, Section 002 = Classical Arabic)
Fall 2013 MSA Syllabus & Classical Arabic Syllabus
ISLA 523D2 Higher Intermediate Arabic 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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Offered in Winter 2014 (Section 001 = Modern Standard Arabic, Section 002 = Classical Arabic)
ISLA 524 Advanced Arabic 1 3 Credits
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Fall 2012 Syllabus
ISLA 532D1 Introductory Turkish 3 Credits
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Offered in Fall 2013 Syllabus
ISLA 532D2 Introductory Turkish 3 Credits
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Offered in Winter 2014
ISLA 533D1 Lower Intermediate Turkish 3 Credits
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ISLA 533D2 Lower Intermediate Turkish 3 Credits
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ISLA 541D1 Introductory Persian 3 Credits
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Offered in Fall 2013 Syllabus
ISLA 541D2 Introductory Persian 3 Credits
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Offered in Winter 2014 Syllabus
ISLA 542D1 Lower Intermediate Persian 3 Credits
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Offered in Fall 2013 Syllabus
ISLA 542D2 Lower Intermediate Persian 3 Credits
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Offered in Winter 2014 Syllabus
ISLA 543 Upper Intermediate Persian 1 3 Credits
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Offered in Fall 2013 Syllabus
ISLA 544 Upper Intermediate Persian 2 3 Credits
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Offered in Winter 2014 Syllabus
ISLA 545 Advanced Persian 1 3 Credits
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Offered in Winter 2014
ISLA 551D1 Introductory Urdu 3 Credits
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Fall 2012 Syllabus
ISLA 551D2 Introductory Urdu 3 Credits
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Winter 2013 Syllabus
ISLA 552D1 Intermediate Urdu 3 Credits
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Offered in Fall 2013 Syllabus
ISLA 552D2 Intermediate Urdu 3 Credits
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Offered in Winter 2014
ISLA 581 Special Topics 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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(Fall 2013 Section 002 = Autobiography in the Muslim World; Syllabus)
ISLA 585 Arab Women's Literature 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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Offered in Winter 2014
Winter 2013 Syllabus
ISLA 601 Anthro & Iranian Studies 3 Credits
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ISLA 602 Islamic Philosophy & Theology 3 Credits
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ISLA 603 Intro:Res Materials-Islamic St 3 Credits
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Offered in Fall 2013
Fall 2012 Syllabus
ISLA 604 Arabic Manuscript Tradition 3 Credits
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Winter 2013 Syllabus
ISLA 610 Persian Literature 3 Credits
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Fall 2012 Syllabus
ISLA 611 Pre-Modern Islamic History 3 Credits
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ISLA 613 Women in Contemp Middle East 3 Credits
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Winter 2013 Syllabus
ISLA 615 Modern Mid East History 3 Credits
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Offered in Winter 2014
ISLA 616 Modern Arabic Literature 3 Credits
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ISLA 670 Islamic Law 3 Credits
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Offered in Fall 2013 Syllabus
ISLA 682 Islamic Politics in Africa 3 Credits
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Fall 2012 Syllabus
ISLA 683 History of Science in Islam 3 Credits
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Fall 2012 Syllabus
ISLA 697 Thesis Research 1 6 Credits
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MA Thesis Course
ISLA 698 Thesis Research 2 6 Credits
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MA Thesis Course
ISLA 699 Thesis Research 3 12 Credits
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MA Thesis Course
ISLA 701 Comprehensive Examination
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PhD Comps
ISLA 709 Problems in Shi'ah Thought 3 Credits
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ISLA 716 Islamic Legal Discourse 3 Credits
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Offered in Winter 2014
ISLA 735 Special Seminar 3 Credits
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ISLA 770 Islamic Logic 3 Credits
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ISLA 777 Islamic Philosophy 3 Credits
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Offered in Winter 2014 (Trends in late Mu'tazilism)
ISLA 785 Course not available

Offered in Fall 2013
Fall 2012 Syllabus
ISLA 788 Spec Topics in Islamic Thought 3 Credits
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Offered in Fall 2013 (Philosophy of music in classical Islamic Thought: Focus on al-Farabi's Kitab al-musiqa al-kabir)
Fall 2013 Syllabus
ISLA 789 Course not available