World Islamic and Middle East Studies (ISLA)

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World Islamic and Middle East Studies (ISLA)

Location

Location

  • Morrice Hall, Room 319
  • 3485 McTavish Street
  • Montreal QC H3A 0E1
  • Telephone: 514-398-6077
  • Fax: 514-398-6731
  • Email: info.islamics [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/islamicstudies

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 concentrations;
  • honours and joint honours programs 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—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 22, 2017) (disclaimer)

World Islamic and Middle East Studies (ISLA) Faculty

World Islamic and Middle East Studies (ISLA) Faculty

Director
Robert Wisnovsky
Emeritus and Retired Professors
Sajida S. Alvi; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(Punj.) (Emeritus)
Issa J. Boullata; Ph.D.(Lond.) (Emeritus)
Hermann A. Landolt; Dipl.(Sorbonne), Ph.D.(Basel) (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
Michelle L. Hartman; B.A.(Col.), D.Phil.(Oxf.)
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)
Prashant Keshavmurthy; B.A.(Jawaharlal Nehru), M.A.(Delhi), Ph.D.(Col.)
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
Aslıhan Gürbüzel; B.A., M.A.(Bilkent), Ph.D.(Harv.)
Ahmed Fekry Ibrahim; B.A.(Al-Azhar, Univ.), M.A.(AUC), Ph.D.(G'town)
Pasha M. Khan; B.A.(Tor.), M.A., Ph.D.(Col.) (Chair in Urdu Language and Culture)
Senior Faculty Lecturers
Shokry Gohar; B.A.(Cairo), M.A.(C'dia)
Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(Azad), Ph.D.(Ott.)
Faculty Lecturer
David Nancekivell; B.A., M.A.(Laval)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 22, 2017) (disclaimer)

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

The Minor Concentration in Arabic Language provides students with comprehensive training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Arabic. For information about instructors and course descriptions, visit the program’s website at http://www.mcgill.ca/mes/. This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration in World Islamic and Middle East Studies.

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

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

The Minor Concentration in Persian Language provides students with comprehensive training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Persian. For information about instructors and course descriptions, visit the program’s website at http://www.mcgill.ca/mes/. This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration in World Islamic and Middle East Studies.

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

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

The Minor Concentration in Turkish Language provides students with comprehensive training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Turkish. For information about instructors and course descriptions, visit the program’s website at http://www.mcgill.ca/mes/. This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration in World Islamic and Middle East Studies.

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

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

The Minor Concentration in Urdu Language provides students with comprehensive training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Urdu. For information about instructors and course descriptions, visit the program’s website at http://www.mcgill.ca/mes/. This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration in World Islamic and Middle East Studies.

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

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

World Islamic and Middle East Studies is an interdisciplinary program focusing on Muslim cultures and societies both past and present. Recognizing the variety of approaches within Islam, its global reach, but also its regional specificities, and that of the Middle East in particular, the program aims at providing students with training in the textual traditions and...

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)

World Islamic and Middle East Studies is an interdisciplinary program focusing on Muslim cultures and societies both past and present. Recognizing the variety of approaches within Islam, its global reach, but also its regional specificities, and that of the Middle East in particular, the program aims at providing students with training in the textual traditions and...

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)

World Islamic and Middle East Studies is an interdisciplinary program focusing on Muslim cultures and societies both past and present. Recognizing the variety of approaches within Islam, its global reach, but also its regional specificities, and that of the Middle East in particular, the program aims at providing students with training in the textual traditions and...

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)

World Islamic and Middle East Studies is an interdisciplinary program focusing on Muslim cultures and societies both past and present. Recognizing the variety of approaches within Islam, its global reach, but also its regional specificities, and that of the Middle East in particular, the program aims at providing students with training in the textual traditions and...

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

Faculty of Arts—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 22, 2017) (disclaimer)