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) (Credit is allowed for only ARB 101 or MSA 101)

ARB 102 Elementary Arabic II (4) (Prerequisite(s): ARB 101 or MSA 101 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only ARB 102 or MSA 102)

ARB 201 Intermediate Arabic I, G (4) (Prerequisite(s): ARB 102 or MSA 102 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only ARB 201 or MSA 201)

ARB 202 Intermediate Arabic II, G (4) (Prerequisite(s): ARB 201 or MSA 201 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only ARB 202 or MSA 202)

ARB 311 Advanced Arabic Skills I (3) (Prerequisite(s): ARB 202 with C or better)

ARB 321 Arabic Conversation I (3) 

ARB 411 Advanced Arabic Skills II (3) (Prerequisite(s): ARB 311 with C or better)

ARB 421 Arabic Conversation II (3)

Indonesian

IDN 101 Elementary Indonesian I (5)

IDN 102 Elementary Indonesian II (5) (Prerequisite(s): IDN 101 with C or better)

IDN 201 Intermediate Indonesian I, G (5) (Prerequisite(s): IDN 102 with C or better)

IDN 202 Intermediate Indonesian II, G (5) (Prerequisite(s): IDN 201 with C or better)

Core 9 Hours Required

REL 260 Introduction to Islam, HU & G (3) (Credit is allowed for only HST 260 or REL 260)

REL 365 Islamic Civilization, HU & H (3) (Prerequisite(s):  minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 336 or REL 365)

REL 366 Islam in the Modern World, HU & H & G (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 339 or REL 366)

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) (Prerequisite(s): Credit is allowed for only AFR 480 or REL 461 or SGS 442)

AFR 340 The Making of Modern Africa, SB & G & H (3) (Prerequisite(s): AFR 200 (or AFS 200) or minimum 45 hours)

ARB 331 Arabic/Islamic Culture and Literature (3) (Prerequisite(s): Credit is allowed for only ARB 331 or SLC 331)

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) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 101, ENG 105 or ENG 107 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only ARB 352 or ARB 394 (Introduction to Modern Arabic Literature))

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 (Prerequisite(s):  minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 302 or JST 302)

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)  (Pre-requisite: Minimum 24 hours)

POS 353  Comparative Politics of the Middle East (3) (Prerequisite(s): junior standing or minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only POS 353 or POS 360 (Politics of the Middle East))

REL 362/AFR 372/SGS 366 Islam and Islamic Societies in Africa: Social and Political History, G (3) (Prerequisite(s): AFR 200 (or AFS 200) or minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only AFR 372 (or AFS 372) or REL 362 or SGS 366 or AFS 394/REL 394/SGS 394 (Islam and Islamic Societies in Africa: Social and Political History))

REL 369 Women in Islan (3) (Prerequisite(s): Credit is allowed for only HST 245, POS 245, REL 245, SGS 245 or SLC 245)

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) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 101, 105 or 107 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only HST 245, POS 245, REL 245, SGS 245 or SLC 245)

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) (Credit is allowed for only HST or REL 111)

HST 391 Modern Southeast Asia, SB & G & H (3) (Pre-requisite(s): Minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 391 or SGS 381)

HST 392 Modern South Asia (3)  REL 347 Religious Pluralism and Conflict in India (L or HU) & G (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 or 105 or 108 with C or better; minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only REL 347 or REL 394 (Religions of India))

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) (Prerequisite(s):  minimum 24 hours)

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

REL 377 Religion in Russia (HU & H) (3) (Prerequisite(s) minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 371 or REL 377)

SPA 425 Foundational Texts of Spain (HU) (3) (Prerequisite(s): SPA 325)

SPA 473 Old and New Spaniards: Culture and Civilization of Spain ((HU or SB) & G) (3) (Prerequisite(s): SPA 314 or 316)

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)* (Prerequisite(s) Credit is allowed for only AFR 480 or REL 461 or SGS 442)

AFS 340 

ARB 331 Arabic/Islamic Culture and Literature (3) (Prerequisite(s)  Credit is allowed for only ARB 331 or SLC 331)

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 (Prerequisite(s):  minimum 30 hours)

HST 372 Modern Middle East, SB & G & H, (3) (Pre-requisite: Minimum 24 hours)

POS 353 Comparative Politics of the Middle East (3) (Prerequisite(s): junior standing or minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only POS 353 or POS 360 (Politics of the Middle East))

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

REL 369  Women in Islam (3) (Prerequisite(s): AFR 200 (or AFS 200) or minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only AFR 372 (or AFS 372) or REL 362 or SGS 366 or AFS 394/REL 394/SGS 394 (Islam and Islamic Societies in Africa: Social and Political History))

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) (Prerequisite(s): Credit is allowed for only HST 245, POS 245, REL 245, SGS 245 or SLC 245)

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) (Credit is allowed for only HST or REL 111)

HST 391 Modern Southeast Asia, SB & G & H (3) (Pre-requisite(s): ENG 102, 105 or 108 with a C or better; Minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 391 or SGS 381)

HST 392 Modern India (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 392 or HST 303 (Modern South Asia) or HST 394 (Modern South Asia))

REL 347 Religious Pluralism and Conflict in India (L or HU) & G (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 or 105 or 108 with C or better; minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only REL 347 or REL 394 (Religions of India))

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) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 24 hours)

REL 377 Religion in Russia, HU & H (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105 or 108 with a C or better; minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 371 or REL 377)

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) (Prerequisite(s): AFR 200 (or AFS 200) or minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only AFR 372 (or AFS 372) or REL 362 or SGS 366 or AFS 394/REL 394/SGS 394 (Islam and Islamic Societies in Africa: Social and Political History))

REL 205  Life, Sex and Death, HU (3)

REL 363/AFR 373  Islam and World Affairs, G (3) (Prerequisite(s): AFR 200 (or AFS 200) or minimum 45 hours. Credit is allowed for only AFR 373 (or AFS 373) or REL 363)

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) (Pre-requisite:  Minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only POS 378, REL 378 or 394 (Religion, War and Peace)

REL 379 Religion, Nationalism, and Ethnic Conflict, HU & G (3) (Prerequisite(s): Minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only REL 379 or SGS 343)

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

REL 480 Religion and Global Politics, L & G (3) (Credit is allowed for only REL 480 or SGS 441)

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

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

2019-20

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
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All appointments:
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Downtown Phoenix
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Polytechnic
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DARs Code

DARs Code

LAISLEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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