Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses in Islamic Studies

Mason offers a wide range of courses in Islamic studies at the graduate and undergraduate levels. They come from the many departments and programs that contribute to the Islamic Studies Program. These courses provide students with a rich, multidisciplinary perspective on issues involving the societies, cultures, history, and politics of the Islamic world.

Registration for the Summer 2017 session begins on March 27, and registration for the Fall 2017 semester begins on April 11.

This information is provided by the Center for Global Islamic Studies and is subject to change. It is not meant to replace the Schedule of Classes on the website of the Office of the Registrar, which is the official and most up-to-date source for the schedule.

Note: Check the Department of Modern and Classical Languages website for information about courses offered in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish. Check the Schar School of Policy and Government website for more information about GOVT courses listed below.

Sections scheduled for Summer 2017

GOVT 332 A01 - Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa

GOVT 345 A01 - Islam and Politics

HIST 387 A01 - The Modern Middle East (crosslisted as HIST 585-A01 for graduate credit)

Sections scheduled for the Fall 2017 Semester - Graduate (MEIS)

ARTH 599 003 - Ottoman Art

ENGH 591 001 - Folklore in the Middle East and Central Asia

GOVT 500 002 - Scientific Method and Research Design

GOVT 733 002 - Islam and Politics

HIST 610 001 - The Study and Writing of History

HIST 610 002 - The Study and Writing of History

MEIS 500 001 - Critical Issues/Debates in Middle East & Islamic Studies

RELI 644 001 - Islamic Texts and Contexts

SOCI 620 001 - Methods and Logic of Social Inquiry

Sections scheduled for the Fall 2017 Semester - Undergraduate (Minor)

ARTH 430 001 - Ottoman Art (crosslisted as ARTH 599 003)

ENGH 412 001 - Folklore in the Middle East and Central Asia (crosslisted as ENGH 591 001)

GOVT 332 001 - Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa

GOVT 345 001 - Islam and Politics

GOVT 444 001 - Text, Film and the Arab Uprisings

HIST 281 001 - Survey of Middle Eastern Civilization I

HIST 387 012 - Islam and Sectarianism

RELI 376 001 - Religion and Medicine

RELI 376 005 - Muslims in the United States

Sections scheduled for the Spring 2017 Semester - Graduate (MEIS)

ANTH 650 - Methods in Anthropology

GOVT 500 - The Scientific Method and Research Design

GOVT 632 - Politics and Societies of the Middle East

GOVT 733 - Islam and Politics

GOVT 739 - Politics and Security in South Asia

GOVT 741-001 - Discourses on Terrorism

HIST 535-002 - The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1923

HIST 535-003 - Approaches to the History of Islam (Crosslisted as HIST 575-001)

HIST 610 - The Study and Writing of History

RELI 591 - Approaches to the Study of Islam

Sections scheduled for the Spring 2017 Semester - Undergraduate (Minor)

ANTH 308 - Peoples and Culture of the Middle East

GOVT 332 - Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa

GOVT 345-002 - Islam and Politics

GOVT 345-003 - Islam and Politics

HIST 282 - Survey of Middle Eastern Civilization II

HIST 387-002 - History of Shi'ism

HIST 387-005 - The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1923

RELI 272 - Islam

RELI 355 - Sufism

RELI 379 - Islamic Law, Society, and Ethics

Sections scheduled for the Fall 2016 Semester - Graduate (MEIS)

GOVT 500 002 – Scientific Method/Research Design

GOVT 733 001 – Islam and Politics

HIST 610 001 – The Study and Writing of History

HIST 610 002 – The Study and Writing of History

MEIS 500 001 – Critical Issues/Debates in Middle East and Islamic Studies

RELI 630 001 – Theories and Methods in Religious Studies

RELI 644 001 – Islamic Texts and Contexts

SOCI 620 – Methods/Logic of Social Inquiry

Sections scheduled for the Fall 2016 Semester - Undergraduate (Minor)

ARTH 320 - Art of the Islamic World

GOVT 332 - Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa

GOVT 340 - Central Asian Politics

GOVT 345 - Islam and Politics

HIST 281 - Survey of Middle Eastern Civilization I

RELI 375 - Qur'an and Hadith

RELI 387 - Islam, Democracy, and Human Rights

Study Abroad Courses in Islamic Studies

Students interested in Islamic studies are strongly encouraged to study abroad in one of the many programs offered by George Mason University's Center for Global Education. The exposure and interactions of such experiences greatly enhance the learning in the classroom. Study abroad courses range in length from a week to a semester. Mason offers programs in many Muslim-majority countries including Turkey, Morocco, Qatar, and Jordan. To learn more visit the Center for Global Education website.

Mason Courses in Islamic Studies

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