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October 21, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Muslim Studies Option

The Muslim Studies Option focuses on the study of the historical, philosophical and theological development of Islamic thought and traditions as well as contemporary sociological, political and cultural contexts of lived Muslim experiences that incorporates a global, transnational as well as local focus.

The Muslim Studies option will provide an interdisciplinary/multi-disciplinary approach to the study of Islam and Muslim societies that integrates perspectives and methodological approaches from both the humanities and social sciences. These scholars are located on two campuses (Waterloo and Brantford) and in several different departments

The option requires 4.0 credits (two core courses and six electives) which draws on multiple disciplines at the university.

Core courses

  • Introduction to Muslim Studies
  • Religious Heritage of Islam

Interesting courses

  • Imperialism, Race and the Post-Colonial Legacy
  • Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Medieval World
  • Indian Philosophy
  • Religions of the Americas: Asian and Middle Eastern
More information on the Muslim Studies Option at Laurier.