Courses

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.
 

You can view the schedule of our courses per term here.  Select ISLA as Subject. Do not select anything under Faculty.

 
ISLA 199 FYS: Narr of the Middle East 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 200 Islamic Civilization 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 210 Muslim Societies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 300 Special Topics 7 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 305 Topics in Islamic History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Winter 2018 Topic: Islamic Reform and Radicalism in the Middle East.
ISLA 325 Introduction to Shi'i Islam 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Winter 2018
ISLA 330 Islamic Mysticism: Sufism 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 340 Islamic Law and Human Rights 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 345 Science&Civilization in Islam 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 350 From Tribe to Dynasty 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 355 Modern History: Middle East 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Not offered in 2017-18; Previous Syllabus
ISLA 360 Islam and Politics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 365 Middle East Since the 1970's 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 370 The Qur’an: Hist & Interpret 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 380 Islamic Philosophy & Theology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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ISLA 383 Central Questions-Islamic Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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ISLA 385 Poetics & Politics in Arab Lit 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Fall 2017. No syllabus available for the site.
ISLA 388 Persian Literature 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 392 Arabic Lit as World Lit 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 410 History:Middle-East 1798-1918 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 411 History:Middle-East 1918-1945 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Winter 2018
ISLA 415 Modern Iran: Anthro Approach 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 420 Indo-Islamic Civ: Medieval 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 421 Islamic Culture-Indian Subcont 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Not offered in 2017-18. Previous Syllabus
ISLA 430 Islamdom: Baghdad to Cordoba 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 488 Tales of Wonder-Islamic World 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Winter 2018
ISLA 489 Special Topics 6 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Winter 2018 Topic: Islamic Law and Human Rights.
ISLA 495 WI&MES Research Seminar 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Winter 2018
ISLA 499 WI&MES Internship 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Complete instructions on how to register for the internship course are here.
ISLA 501 The Qur'an: Text and History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 505 Islam:Origin&Early Development 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Fall 2017
ISLA 506 Islam: Later Developments 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 511 Medieval Islam, 10th-12th Cent 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Not offered in 2017-18 Previous Syllabus 
ISLA 515 The Medieval School in Islam 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Winter 2018
ISLA 516 Medieval Islam, 13th-15th Cent 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 521D1 Introductory Arabic 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Fall 2017 Syllabus with Schedule until October 2017
ISLA 521D2 Introductory Arabic 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Winter 2018
ISLA 522D1 Lower Intermediate Arabic 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 522D2 Lower Intermediate Arabic 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Winter 2018
ISLA 522 Lower Intermediate Arabic 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 523D1 Higher Intermediate Arabic 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 523D2 Higher Intermediate Arabic 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Winter 2017 (Section 001 = Modern Standard Arabic, Section 002 = Classical Arabic)
ISLA 524 Advanced Arabic 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 531 Survey Dev of Islamic Thought 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 532D1 Introductory Turkish 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Fall 2017
ISLA 532D2 Introductory Turkish 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Winter 2018
ISLA 533D1 Lower Intermediate Turkish 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Fall 2017
ISLA 533D2 Lower Intermediate Turkish 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Winter 2018
ISLA 534D1 Higher Intermediate Turkish 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Fall 2017
ISLA 534D2 Higher Intermediate Turkish 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Winter 2018
ISLA 541D1 Introductory Persian 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 541D2 Introductory Persian 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 542D1 Lower Intermediate Persian 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 542D2 Lower Intermediate Persian 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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  • Summer

ISLA 543 Upper Intermediate Persian 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 544 Upper Intermediate Persian 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 545 Advanced Persian 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 551D1 Introductory Urdu-Hindi 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 551D2 Introductory Urdu-Hindi 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Winter 2018
ISLA 552D1 Intermediate Urdu-Hindi 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 552D2 Intermediate Urdu-Hindi 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Winter 2018

ISLA 555 Urdu Poetry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Not offered in 2017-18. Previous Syllabus
ISLA 581 Special Topics 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Winter 2018 Section 002 = Colloquial Arabic
ISLA 585 Arab Women's Literature 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Winter 2017
ISLA 601 Anthro & Iranian Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 602 Islamic Philosophy & Theology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Winter 2018
ISLA 603 Intro:Res Materials-Islamic St 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 604 Arabic Manuscript Tradition 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 610 Persian Literature 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 611 Pre-Modern Islamic History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 613 Women in Contemp Middle East 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 615 Modern Mid East History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 616 Modern Arabic Literature 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 670 Islamic Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 681 Special Topics 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Fall 2017: Early Modern Theories of Knowledge: Katib Celebi and His World.
  • Winter 2018: Islamic Law and Human Rights.
ISLA 682 Islamic Politics in Africa 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 683 History of Science in Islam 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 697 Thesis Research 1 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MA Thesis Course
ISLA 698 Thesis Research 2 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MA Thesis Course
ISLA 699 Thesis Research 3 12 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MA Thesis Course
ISLA 701 Comprehensive Examination
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PhD Comps
ISLA 707 Qur'an Exegesis (Classical) 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 709 Problems in Shi'ah Thought 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 716 Islamic Legal Discourse 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

[ISLA 735]
  • Winter 2018 Tales of Wonder in the Islamic World.
ISLA 739 Special Seminar 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Fall 2017 Autobiography in the Muslim World Syllabus
ISLA 770 Islamic Logic 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 777 Islamic Philosophy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ISLA 788 Spec Topics in Islamic Thought 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Fall 2016 Codicology