Islamic Studies (ISLA)

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Islamic Studies (ISLA)

Location

Location

  • Morrice Hall, Room 319
  • 3485 McTavish Street
  • Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y1

About Islamic Studies

About Islamic Studies

The Institute of Islamic Studies offers graduate programs and courses in history, civilization and languages (Arabic, Turkish, Persian and Urdu) at the 200, 300, 400 and 500 level.

Islamic Studies (ISLA) Faculty

Islamic Studies (ISLA) Faculty

Director
F. Jamil Ragep
Emeritus and Retired Professors
Sajida S. Alvi; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(Punj.) (emeritus)
Issa J. Boullata; Ph.D.(Lond.) (retired)
Donald P. Little; B.A.(Vanderbilt), M.A.(Stan.), Ph.D.(Calif.) (emeritus)
Eric Ormsby; B.A.(Penn.), M.A.(Princ.), M.L.S.(Rutg.), Ph.D.(Princ.) (retired)
A. Uner Turgay; B.A.(Robert Coll., Istanbul), M.A., Ph.D.(Wisc.) (post-retirement)
Professor
F. Jamil Ragep; B.A., M.A.(Mich.), Ph.D.(Harv.)
Associate Professors
Rula J. Abisaab; B.A.(Amer. U. Beirut), M.A.(Calif. St.), M.Phil., Ph.D.(Yale)
Michelle L. Hartman; B.A.(Col.), D.Phil.(Oxf.)
Laila Parsons; B.A.(Exe.), D.Phil.(Oxf.)
Robert Wisnovsky; B.A.(Yale), M.A., Ph.D.(Prin.)
Assistant Professors
Malek Abisaab; B.A.(Lebanese U.), M.A.(CUNY), Ph.D.(SUNY, Binghamton)
Prashant Keshavmurthy; B.A.(Jawaharlal Nehru, Univ.), M.A.(Delhi), Ph.D.(Col.)
Setrag Manoukian; B.A.(Venice), M.A., Ph.D.(Mich.)
Khalid Medani; B.A.(Brown), M.A.(G'town), M.A., Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.)
Faculty Lecturers
Shokry Gohar; B.A.(Cairo)
David Nancekivell; B.A., M.A.(Laval)
Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi; B.A., M.S., Ph.D.(Azad)
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Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Islamic Studies (18 credits)

This Minor Concentration permits students to explore the development and diversity of Islam through courses that focus on Islamic history, religion and civilization in the premodern period (pre-19th century) as well as through courses that focus on the dynamics of modern and contemporary (19th and 20th centuries) Muslim societies and cultures.

Required Courses (6 credits)

ISLA 200 (3) Islamic Civilization
ISLA 210 (3) Muslim Societies

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits selected from:

ISLA 345 (3) Science and Civilization in Islam
ISLA 350 (3) From Tribe to Dynasty
ISLA 355 (3) Modern History of the Middle East
ISLA 360 (3) Islam and Politics
ISLA 365 (3) Middle East Since the 1970's
ISLA 380 (3) Islamic Philosophy and Theology
ISLA 383 (3) Central Questions in Islamic Law
ISLA 385 (3) Poetics & Politics in Arabic Literature
ISLA 388 (3) Persian Literature
ISLA 392 (3) Arabic Literature as World Literature
ISLA 415 (3) Modern Iran: Anthropological Approach
ISLA 420 (3) Indo-Islamic Civilization: Medieval
ISLA 421 (3) Islam in South Asia: 1757 to Present
ISLA 511D1 (3) History: Islamic Civilization - Mediaeval Era
ISLA 511D2 (3) History: Islamic Civilization - Mediaeval Era
ISLA 585 (3) Arab Women's Literature
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)