Loyola University Chicago

Islamic World Studies Minor

Course Offerings

Anthropology (ANTH)

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

English (ENGL)

  • South Asian Literature

Fine Arts (FNAR)

  • Introduction to Islamic Art

History (HIST)

  • Global History since 1500 (selected sections)
  • Introduction to African History
  • Survey of Islamic History
  • Social and Economic History of Early and Medieval Islam
  • Islam in the Horn of Africa
  • Slavery in Muslim Africa
  • History of Islam in Africa
  • Islam in the African-American Experience
  • 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
  • Qur'an as Literature
  • Arabic Literature in Translation

Philosophy (PHIL)

  • Islamic Philosophy

Political Science (PLSC)

  • African International Relations
  • African Politics
  • Arab World, Islam and US Foreign Policy
  • Politics of the Middle East
  • Islam in America
  • Islamic Political Theory
  • Religion and Politics: Iran, Iraq and Lebanon

Sociology (SOCL)

  • Sociology of Muslims

Theology (THEO)

  • Introduction to Islam
  • Women, Gender and Embodiment in Islam
  • Contemporary Islamic Thought and Movements
  • Islamic Mysticism
  • Islam in America
  • The South Asian Muslim Experience
  • Topics in Islam