Islamic Studies

Islamic studies currently offers a multidisciplinary minor combining religion, history, and political science. A minor in Islamic studies requires a total of eighteen (18) hours with a minimum of 12 hours at the 3000 level or above. A grade of “C” or better is required for all classes. Objectives include knowledge of sacred texts, historical facts, political and religious movements within Islam and Muslim cultures. Students also interpret current events, critically think and respond to media representations of Muslims. Students will have an informed perspective about historical and contemporary events and issues in Muslim communities. A minor in Islamic studies is valuable to students in education, medicine and other health related fields, refugee and social services, counseling and the ministry. It is an exceptional addition to students who want to pursue foreign policy, international law and doctoral degrees in religious studies. The program also offers study abroad opportunities.

For more information…

on the Islamic studies minor, contact Bridget Blomfield at 402-554-2940.

 

Degree Requirements

Required courses for the Islamic studies minor:

RELI 3200

Islam

3

HIST 2190

The Modern Middle East

3

PSCI 3700/PSCI 8705

Middle East Politics

3

Total Credit Hours:

9

Nine (9) additional hours selected from the following:

RELI 3500

Special Topics in Religion

3

PSCI 4920

Advanced Topics in Political Science

3

HIST 4800

U.S. and the Middle East

3

HIST 4730/HIST 8736

Israel and Palestine

3

FLNG 1110

ARAB 1110: Elementary Arabic I

5

FLNG 1120

ARAB 1120: Elementary Arabic II

5

Total Credit Hours:

9

Other newly developed Special Topics can be taken