Established in Fall 2019, the Islamic Studies minor at UNCG offers students the opportunity to learn about the principles and practices of one of the world’s most rapidly growing religions and to explore how Islam has shaped history, language, and politics on a global scale. Housed in the Department of Religious Studies, the interdisciplinary minor features courses taught by experts from a wide range of units. Students may approach the study of Islam using the methods and perspectives of religious studies, history, political science, and linguistics, to name a few. Increase your intercultural awareness and equip yourself for a dynamic and ever-fluid global world!
*This course only counts toward the minor when it contains Islamic Studies content. Check with the professor to verify.
**If you are not an Honors student, ask Dean Omar Ali for approval to take this course.
Note: not all courses are taught every semester. For currently taught courses, please go to Current Courses.
By the time they complete their minor, students should be able to execute the following Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Students pursuing any job or career that requires interacting with a diverse population – including work in government or politics (foreign service), public affairs, journalism, international business, health professions, and teaching — will benefit from an Islamic Studies minor.
Questions? Email Prof. Alyssa Gabbay at email@example.com or Prof. Asa Eger at firstname.lastname@example.org.