As 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.
Professor Fatima Ahmad Imam welcomed speaker Amitabh Pal for a public lecture about Islam’s non-violent heritage, an event sponsored by the Islamic World Studies Program.
Watch video of James P. Gorter Professor of Islamic World Studies Ahmad Sadri discussing the rigid stereotypes of Islam and instances of change and evolution in the Islamic world as part of a panel during the launch of the book “The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran’s Future,” to which he contributed.