World Islamic and Middle East Studies (ISLA)

World Islamic and Middle East Studies (ISLA)

Location

Location

  • Morrice Hall, Room 319
  • 3485 McTavish Street
  • Montreal QC H3A 0E1

About World Islamic and Middle East Studies

About World Islamic and Middle East Studies

The undergraduate programs in World Islamic and Middle East Studies offer students language-based interdisciplinary training about the Islamic world. Combining humanities and social-science approaches, the programs introduce students to the textual traditions and social life of Muslims—and the non-Muslims interacting with them—in different times and places, including but not limited to the Middle East.

Students in the programs learn about the complexity and variety of Muslim societies and cultures across the world, paying attention to regional specificities but also becoming aware of past and present global links. With solid grounding in language training (Arabic, Persian, Turkish, or Urdu), students take courses on history, law, philosophy, art, literature, political science, history of science in Islamic societies, and anthropology, combining knowledge about the contemporary Islamic world and the traditions that are important for understanding it.

The Institute of Islamic Studies offers:

  • Major and Minor Concentration;
  • Honours and Joint Honours Program for students wishing to pursue more in-depth studies; and
  • Language Minors in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Urdu for students interested in language training.

To register for a WIMES program, you must have been offered admission into a bachelor's program at McGill; for more information, please refer to www.mcgill.ca/applying.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2015-2016 (last updated Aug. 6, 2015) (disclaimer)

World Islamic and Middle East Studies (ISLA) Faculty

World Islamic and Middle East 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.) (Emeritus)
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. Üner Turgay; B.A.(Robert Coll., Istanbul), M.A., Ph.D.(Wisc.) (Retired)
Professors
F. Jamil Ragep; B.A., M.A.(Mich.), Ph.D.(Harv.) (Canada Research Chair)
Robert Wisnovsky; B.A.(Yale), M.A., Ph.D.(Princ.) (James McGill Professor)
Associate Professors
Malek Abisaab; B.A.(Lebanese U.), M.A.(CUNY), Ph.D.(SUNY, Binghamton) (joint appt. with History)
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.)
Setrag Manoukian; B.A.(Venice), M.A., Ph.D.(Mich.) (joint appt. with Anthropology)
Khalid Medani; B.A.(Brown), M.A.(G'town), M.A., Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.) (joint appt. with Political Science)
Laila Parsons; B.A.(Exe.), D.Phil.(Oxf.) (joint appt. with History)
Assistant Professors
Sinem Casale; B.A.(Koç), M.A., Ph.D.(Minn.)
Ahmed Fekry Ibrahim; B.A.(Al-Azhar, Univ.), M.A.(AUC), Ph.D.(G'town)
Prashant Keshavmurthy; B.A.(Jawaharlal Nehru), M.A.(Delhi), Ph.D.(Col.)
Pasha M. Khan; B.A.(Tor.), M.A., Ph.D.(Col.) (Chair in Urdu Language and Culture)
Faculty Lecturers
Shokry Gohar; B.A.(Cairo), M.A.(C'dia)
David Nancekivell; B.A., M.A.(Laval)
Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(Azad), Ph.D.(Ott.)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2015-2016 (last updated Aug. 6, 2015) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Arabic Language (18 credits)

REVISED PROGRAM, FORMERLY MINOR MIDDLE EAST LANGUAGES ...

For more information, see Minor Concentration Arabic Language (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Persian Language (18 credits)

REVISED PROGRAM, FORMERLY MINOR MIDDLE EAST LANGUAGES ...

For more information, see Minor Concentration Persian Language (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Turkish Language (18 credits)

REVISED PROGRAM, FORMERLY MINOR MIDDLE EAST LANGUAGES ...

For more information, see Minor Concentration Turkish Language (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Urdu Language (18 credits)

REVISED PROGRAM, FORMERLY MINOR MIDDLE EAST LANGUAGES ...

For more information, see Minor Concentration Urdu Language (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration World Islamic & Middle East Studies (18 credits)

This minor replaces both the Minor in Middle East Studies and the Minor in Islamic Studies. ...

For more information, see Minor Concentration World Islamic & Middle East Studies (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration World Islamic & Middle East Studies (36 credits)

This major replaces the Major Concentration in Middle East Studies. ...

For more information, see Major Concentration World Islamic & Middle East Studies (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours World Islamic & Middle East Studies (60 credits)

This honours program replaces the Honours in Middle East Studies. ...

For more information, see Honours World Islamic & Middle East Studies (60 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Component World Islamic & Middle East Studies (36 credits)

This joint honours program replaces the Joint Honours Component in Middle East Studies. ...

For more information, see Joint Honours Component World Islamic & Middle East Studies (36 credits).

Faculty of Arts—2015-2016 (last updated Aug. 6, 2015) (disclaimer)