Loyola University Chicago

Islamic World Studies Minor

Course Offerings

 Anthropology (ANTH)

  • Contemporary Cultures of Southeast Asia
  • Contemporary Cultures of the Middle East

Communication (COMM)

  • Contemporary Arabic Cinema
  • Middle East in Cinema

English (ENGL)

  • South Asian Literature

Fine Arts (FNAR)

  • Introduction to Islamic Art

History (HIST)

  • Global History since 1500 (selected sections)
  • Introduction to Islamic History
  • Iraq
  • Social and Economic History of Early and Medieval Islam
  • Kinship in Contemporary Middle Eastern Societies
  • Islam in the Horn of Africa
  • Slavery in Muslim Africa
  • Islam in the African-American Experience
  • Middle Eastern Cinema
  • Islamic Societies and Civilizations
  • British Colonial India
  • South Asian History since 1500
  • The Ottoman Empire
  • Modern Middle East
  • The Arab-Israeli Conflict

Modern Languages

  • Arabic (Introductory) 101, 102
  • Arabic (Intermediate) 103, 104
  • Arabic (Advanced) 250, 251
  • Hindi/Urdu 101, 102, 103, 104
  • Turkish 101, 102
  • Arabic Literature in Translation
  • South Asian Literature in Translation (selected sections)
  • South Asian Cinema

Music (MUSC)

  • Music in the Muslim World

Philosophy (PHIL)

  • Islamic Philosophy

Political Science (PLSC)

  • African International Relations
  • African Politics
  • Arab World, Islam and US Foreign Policy (summer study/travel course in Tunisia)
  • Catholic and Muslim Democracy
  • Politics of the Middle East
  • Religion and Politics: Iran, Iraq and Lebanon

Sociology (SOCL)

  • Sociology of Muslims

Theology (THEO)

  • World Religions (selected sections)
  • Introduction to Islam
  • Introduction to the Qur'an
  • Women, Gender and Embodiment in Islam
  • Contemporary Islamic Thought and Movements
  • Islamic Mysticism
  • Islam in America
  • The South Asian Muslim Experience
  • Topics in Islam