Courses in Islamic Studies

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

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 2024 - Undergraduate

HIST 125 - Introduction to Global History - Sumaiya A. Hamdani 

ARAB 325 - Major Arabic Writers - Nathaniel Greenberg 

GLOA 101 – Intro to Global Affairs – Courtney Rinker 

HIST 387 – Europe and the Middle East – Huseyin Yilmaz 

GLOA 400 – Global Middle East – Yasmine Ipek 

 

Sections Scheduled for Summer 2024 - Graduate 

GLOA 599 – Global Middle East – Yasmine Ipek 

HIST 585 – Europe and the Middle East – Huseyin Yilmaz 

GLOA 720 – Capstone Reasearch Seminar – Courtney Rinker 

 

Sections Scheduled for Fall 2024 - Undergraduate 

ARAB 325 – Major Arabic Writers – Nathaniel Greenburg 
 
ARAB 101 - Elementary Arabic I - Naglaa Hussein
 
ARAB 101 - Elementary Arabic I - Peiyu Yang
 
ARAB 102 - Elementary Arabic II - Naglaa Hussein
 
ARAB 201 - Intermediate Arabic I - Peiyu Yang
 
ARAB 202 - Intermediate Arabic II - Hussein Naglaa
 
ARAB 300 - Advanced Arabic - Sayed Elsisi 
 
HIST 125 – Introduction to Global History – Sumaiya Hamdani 
 
HIST 125 – Introduction to Global History – Huseyin Yilmaz 
 
HIST 281 – Survey of Middle Eastern Civilization 

GLOA 101 – Intro to Global Affairs – Yasemin Ipek 
 
ANTH 331 - Refugees - Yasemin Ipek

GOVT 332 – Politics of Middle East/North Africa – Heba El-Shazli 

GOVT 345 – Islam and Politics – Heba El-Shazli 

GOVT 444 – Israel and Palestine – Heba El-Shazli 
 
ANTH 313 - Myth, Magic and Mind - Ahmet Tekelioglu
 
ARTH 383 - Arts of Southeast Asia - Robert DeCaroli
 
CONF 101 - Conflict and Our World - Leslie Dwyer
 
ENGH 270 - Intro to Screen Cultures - Hatim El-Hibri
 
ENGH 470 - Media, Politics & Melodrama
 
GOVT 399 - IR Policy Task Force - Eric McGlinchey
 
TURK 110 - Elementary Turkish - Veliye Ay
 
TURK 202 - Intermediate Turkish - Veliye Ay
 

Sections Scheduled for Fall 2024 - Graduate 

CONF 804 - Alternate Theoretical Foundations - Leslie Dwyer

HIST 635 - Fall of the Roman Empire - Samuel Collins

 

Study Abroad Programs (Coursework & Internships)

Students interested in Islamic studies are strongly encouraged to study abroad in one of the many programs offered by Mason's Global Education Office. The exposure and interactions of such experiences greatly enhance the learning in the classroom. Study abroad courses and internships are offered for a semester, summer and winter and spring academic breaks. GEO offers programs in Morocco, Indonesia, Jordan, UAE, Oman and Palestinian territories. To learn more- visit the GEO website at http://studyabroad.gmu.edu/.