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Islamic World Studies
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.
Evelyn Cruz ’19 is a major in International Relations and minor in Islamic World Studies who studied at Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco.
Professor of Sociology and Islamic World Studies Ahmad Sadri was interviewed by CBC and BBC News about prominent Iranian environmentalist Kavous Seyed-Emami, who recently died in prison after being arrested on spying charges.