Islamic Studies

Description
The concentration in Islamic studies is designed to prepare students for graduate programs in religious studies, Islamic studies and area studies or for any academic discipline (such as professional programs in international law and business) that focuses on global Muslim society. Students wishing to add the concentration in Islamic Studies to their plan of study must consult with an academic advisor in the School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 26 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • *If you have credit in SGS 442 or AFS 480, you may not enroll in REL 461
  • ** Credit is allowed for only ASB, GCU, HST, POS, REL or SGS 240
  • Students wishing to add the concentration in Islamic Studies must consult with an academic advisor in the School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies in order to create a cohesive and comprehensive program of study

Language 8 Hours Required

Eight credit hours of Arabic, Indonesian or another language approved by the program advisor; students who are native speakers of these languages or who otherwise have equivalent knowledge substitute two additional courses approved by the program advisor.

Arabic

ARB 101 Elementary Arabic I (4)

ARB 102 Elementary Arabic II (4)

ARB 201 Intermediate Arabic I, G (4)

ARB 202 Intermediate Arabic II, G (4)

ARB 311 Advanced Arabic Skills I (3)

ARB 321 Arabic Conversation I (3)

ARB 411 Advanced Arabic Skills II (3)

ARB 421 Arabic Conversation II (3)

Indonesian

IDN 101 Elementary Indonesian I (5)

IDN 102 Elementary Indonesian II (5)

IDN 201 Intermediate Indonesian I, G (5)

IDN 202 Intermediate Indonesian II, G (5)

Core 9 Hours Required

REL 260 Introduction to Islam, HU & G (3)

REL 365 Islamic Civilization, HU & H (3)

REL 366 Islam in the Modern World, HU & H & G (3)

Geographic Regions
Electives must cover at least two of the following Geographic Regions: Africa and Middle East, Asia, or the United States and Europe.
Upper Division Core 3 Hours Required

Select in consultation with an academic advisor in the School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies.

AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST

REL 461/SGS 442/AFS 480  Different Voices Within Contemporary Islamic Discourse (3)

AFR 340 The Making of Modern Africa, SB & G & H (3)

ARB 331 Arabic/Islamic Culture and Literature (3)

ARB 335 Arabic Culture and Islam, G (3)

ARB 337 Hadith and Prophetic Tradition (3) (Credit is allowed for only ARB 337 or 394 (Arabic Hadith and Prophetic Tradition)

ARB 341 Quran Text and Women (3)

ARB 351 Classical Arabic Literature (3)  

ARB 352 Moderen Arabic Literature in Translation (3)

ASB 366 African Archaeology: Precolonial Urban Culture, SB & G & H (3) (Prerequisite: AFS 200 or a minimum 45 total credit hours; Credit is allowed for only AFS 366 or ASB 366)

FRE 471  The Literature of Francophone Africa and the Caribbean, L or HU (3)

GCU 328 Geography of Middle East and North Africa, SB & G (3)

HST 302 Special Topics

HST 307 Studies in African History, H (3) (Prerequisites: ENG 102, 105 or 108 with C or better; Minimum 30 hours)

HST 372 Modern Middle East, SB & G & H (3)  

POS 353  Comparative Politics of the Middle East (3)

REL 362/AFR 372/SGS 366 Islam and Islamic Societies in Africa: Social and Political History, G (3)

REL 369 Women in Islan (3)

ASIA

ASB/HST/POS/REL/GCU/SGS 240 Introduction to Southeast Asia, (HU or SB) & G (3)**

REL 245/HST 245/SGS 245  Introduction to South Asia,  HU & H & G (3)

ASB 325 Peoples of Southeast Asia, G (3)

GCU 326  Geography of Asia, SB & G (3)

GCU 433 Geography of China, SB & G (3)

HST 106 Asian Civilizations, (HU or SB) & G & H (3)

HST 107 Asian Civilizations, SB & G & H (3)

HST 111 / REL 111 Introductions to Asia, HU & H & G (3)

HST 391 Modern Southeast Asia, SB & G & H (3)

HST 392 Modern South Asia (3)  

REL 347 Religious Pluralism and Conflict in India (L or HU) & G (3)

REL 348 Religion and Culture in Southeast Asia (3) (minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only REL 294 (Southeast Asia Global Crossroads) or REL 348)

AMERICA AND EUROPE

FRE 471 The Literature of Francophone Africa and the Caribbean (HU) (3)

GCU 426 Geography of Russia and Surroundings (SB & G) (3)

REL 310 Western Religious Traditions (HU & H) (3)

REL 364 Islam in Eurasia and Central Asia (3)

REL 377 Religion in Russia (HU & H) (3)

SPA 425 Foundational Texts of Spain (HU) (3)

SPA 473 Old and New Spaniards: Culture and Civilization of Spain ((HU or SB) & G) (3)

Electives 9 Hours Required
Courses must be approved by a program advisor in the School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies.

REL 461/AFS 480/SGS 442 Different Voices Within Contemporary Islamic Discourse (3)*

AFS 340 

ARB 331 Arabic/Islamic Culture and Literature (3)

ARB 337 Hadith and Prophetic Tradition (3) (Pre-requisites: ENG 101, ENG 105, or ENG 107 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only ARB 337 or 394 (Arabic Hadith and Prophetic Tradition))

ARB 341 Quran Text and Women (3)

ARB 351 Classical Arabic Literature (3)  

ASB 366 African Archaeology: Pre‐colonial Urban Culture, SB & G & H (3) (Prerequisites: AFS 200 or a minimum 45 total credit hours; Students with credit for AFS 366 may not enroll in ASB 366)

FRE 471 The Literature of Francophone Africa and the Caribbean, L or HU, (3) (Prerequisites: FRE 322; 6 hours of 300‐level French courses)

GCU 328 Geography of Middle East and North Africa, SB & G (3)

HST 307 Studies in African History

HST 372 Modern Middle East, SB & G & H, (3)

POS 353 Comparative Politics of the Middle East (3)

REL 362 Islam and Islamic Societies in Africa: Social and Political History, G (3)

REL 369  Women in Islam (3)

ASB 240/GCU/HST/POS/REL/GCU/SGS 240 Introduction to Southeast Asia, (HU or SB) & G (3)**

REL 245/HST 245/SGS 245  Introduction to South Asia,  HU & H & G (3)

ASB 325 People of Southeast Asia, G (3)

GCU 326 Geography of Asia, SB & G (3)

GCU 433 Geography of China, SB & G (3)

HST 106 Asian Civilizations, (HU or SB) & G & H, (3)

HST 107 Asian Civilizations, SB & G & H (3)

HST 111 / REL 111 Introduction to Asia, HU & H & G (3)

HST 391 Modern Southeast Asia, SB & G & H (3)

HST 392 Modern India (3)

REL 347 Religious Pluralism and Conflict in India (L or HU) & G (3)

FRE 471 The Literature of Francophone Africa and the Caribbean, L or HU (3)

GCU 426 Geography of Russia and Surroundings, SB & G (3)

REL 310 Western Religious Traditions, HU & H (3)

REL 377 Religion in Russia, HU & H (3)

SPA 425 Spanish Literature, HU (3) (Prerequisites: SPA 325)

SPA 473 Spanish Civilization, (HU or SB) & G (3) (Prerequisites: SPA 314 or 316 with a grade of D or better)

AFR 372/REL 362/SGS 366 Islam and Islamic Societies in Africa: Social and Political History, G (3)

REL 205  Life, Sex and Death, HU (3)

REL 363/AFR 373  Islam and World Affairs, G (3)

REL 364  Islam in Eurasia and Central Asia (3) (Minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only REL 364 or 394 (Islam in Eurasia & Central Asia))

REL 378 Latin American Women: The National Period, SB & G & H (3)

REL 379 Religion, Nationalism, and Ethnic Conflict, HU & G (3)

REL 460 Studies in Islamic Religion, HU & G, (3)

REL 480 Religion and Global Politics, L & G (3)

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2018-19

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
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DARs Code

DARs Code

LAISLEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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