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 2020 - Undergraduate

HIST 125 - A03 - Introduction to World History (Dr. Sumaiya Hamdani)

HIST 125 - A04 - Introduction to World History (Dr. Huseyin Yilmaz)

ARAB 202 - C01 - Intermediate Arabic II

ARAB  325 - 001 - Major Arabic Writers

ARAB 325 - 002 - Major Arabic Writers 

RELI 211 - B01 - Religions of the West

RELI 272 - A01 - Islam

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

ENGH 362 - B01 - Film and Media of the Middle East (cross-level listed with ENGH 570 - B01) 

Sections scheduled for Summer 2020 – Graduate (MEIS)

ENGH 570 - B01 - Grad Survey Film/Media Studies (cross-level listed with ENGH 362 - B01) 

CONF 695 - A01 - Conflict and Peacebuilding: MENA Region

POGO 750 - B03 - The Middle East: Security Challenges and U.S. Responses  

Sections scheduled for Spring 2020 - Undergraduate

ANTH 490 - 001 - Theories, Methds and Issues II

RELI  272 - 001 - Islam

RELI  365 - 001 - Muhammad: Life and Legacy

ARAB 300 - 001 - Advanced Arabic

ARAB 360 - 001 - Topics Arabic Cultural Prodctn

TURK 201 - 001 - Intermediate Turkish

HIST  125 - 001 - Introduction to World History

HIST  125 - 302 - Recitation for Lecture

Sections scheduled for Spring 2020 - Graduate (MEIS)

MEIS  599 - 001 - Poli Reprsn & Dssnt in MidEast (cross-listed with GLOA 599 - 001)

MEIS 599 - 002 - The Syrian Uprising (cross-listed with GOVT 490-007)

RELI  630 - 002 - Theory & Methods in Religion

HIST  510 - 001 - Approaches Modern Wrld History (cross-listed with HIST  615 - 006)    

HIST  610 - 001 - Study and Writing of History

SOCI  602 - 001 - Writing for Social Sciences

GLOA  605 - 001 - lnterdisciplnary Rsrch Methods

GLOA  605 - 002 - lnterdisciplnary Rsrch Methods

GOVT  500 - 002 - Scientific Method/Rsrch Design

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/.