Islamic World Studies


imageAs a program that aims to examine Islam as a faith and civilizing force, the Islamic World Studies program both offers coursework on Islam and encourages students and faculty to incorporate the study of Islam into the College’s existing curriculum.

Islamic World Studies offers a variety of programming outside the classroom for students, faculty, and the general public to complement the academic coursework offered to students. 

Students who choose this minor gain valuable cross-cultural insights and learn skills in diverse disciplines, often pursuing graduate work in this field or careers in public service, international organizations and NGOs, journalism and business. Added recently, the Associated Colleges of the Midwest now offers an off-campus study program in Jordan, where students can study Middle Eastern and Arabic languages. 

Department News

  • Image preview October 23
    Notes from Abroad is a new feature on the Off-Campus Programs website, in which we highlight small snippets of a student’s experience.  This week’s feature is from Maggie Biedron ’16, an international studies major and Islamic World Studies minor, currently studying abroad at the ACM Jordan program.
  • Image preview July 22
    Professor of Politics Ghada Talhami was interviewed on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight television show on July 17, 2014 about the escalating conflict in the Middle East.
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