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Certificate in Islamic Studies (ISLMSACRT1)Islamic Studies Program

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.

Description

The Certificate in Islamic Studies provides students with comparative and interdisciplinary training needed to prepare them for careers in government, non-government organizations, and business where knowledge of Islam and the Muslim world is beneficial, and for graduate-level work in both disciplinary and area studies units.

Certificate requirements

The certificate requires at least 24 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Islamic Studies Core. One (1) course:
  2. Geographic Regions. One (1) course from two (2) of the following geographical regions (2 courses total):
    • Sub-Saharan Africa.
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topic: "Islam in and out of Africa")
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • Middle East and North Africa.
      • (approved topic: "Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East")
      • (approved topics: "Language and Society in Turkey"; "Society and Politics in Modern Iran")
      • (approved topic: "History of the Turkish Republic")
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topics: "Women and Gender in the Middle East"; "What is Middle Eastern?")
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • Central and Inner Asia.
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topic: "Society and Politics in Contemporary Iran")
      • (approved topic: "Islam, Islamism, and Modernity in Turkey")
      • (approved topic: "Saints of the Silk Road")
      • (approved topics: "Politics in Modern Xinjiang"; "Politics of Identity in China and Inner Asia")
    • South and Southeast Asia.
      • (approved topic: "Post-Taliban Afghanistan and the War on Terror")
      • (approved topic: "Islam and Empire in South Asia")
      • (approved topic: "Indian Ocean Cradle of Globalization")
      • (approved topic: "Islam in Pakistan History")
      • (approved topic: "War and Peace in South Asia")
    • Russia and East-Central Europe.
      • (approved topic: "Islam in the Balkans")
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topic: "Muslim Communities in the West")
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • Western Europe and America.
      • (approved topic: "Muslims in Western Politics")
      • (approved topic: "Muslims in Western Poltics")
      • (approved topic: "Muslims in Western Politics")
      • (approved topic: "Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X Civil Rights")
  3. Additional Geographic Region or Thematic Area. One (1) of the following:
    • Thematic Area Option. One (1) course:
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topic: "Shi"ism Debates and Discourses")
      • (approved topic: "Jesus, Alexander and Other Heroes of Islam")
      • (approved topic: "Oil, Islam and Geopolitics")
      • (approved topic: "Muslim-Jewish Relations in the 20th Century")
      • (approved topic: "Shi"ism Debates and Discourses")
      • (approved topic: "Muslim-Jewish Relations in the 20th Century")
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topic: "Islamic Foundational Texts")
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • Additional Geographic Region Course Option. One (1) course from an additional Geographic Region (see course lists above).
  4. Electives. Additional courses, as needed, to fulfill remaining requirements:
    • Up to six (6) credit hours from the Islamic Studies Approved Languages list.
      • Arabic
      • Azerbaijani
      • Bamana
      • Bengali
      • Dari
      • French
      • Indonesian
      • Kazakh
      • Kurdish
      • Kyrgyz
      • Ottoman
      • Pashto
      • Persian
      • Swahili
      • Turkish
      • Urdu
      • Uyghur
      • Uzbek
      • Wolof
    • Additional courses from the Geographic Regions course lists
    • Additional courses from the Thematic Area course list
  5. 400–499 Level Requirement. At least three (3) credit hours of courses taken to fulfill certificate requirements must be at the 400–499 level.
  6. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Certificate Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Certificate Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the certificate.
    4. Certificate GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the certificate—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.