About Studies in Islam
Studies in Islam offers you the opportunity to explore and learn about the diversity of Islam and Muslims through the study of traditional and modern Islamic civilization and culture. Whether your interests lie in literature, language, drama and visual culture, or history, our program has much to offer you. We are an interdisciplinary program which allows our students to bring together knowledge gained across disciplines and learn how to apply it to their own research and in real-life contexts.
Who can take Studies in Islam?
Students in any degree program at Waterloo can add a Studies in Islam Minor to their university experience. Students not registered in degree studies at Waterloo may pursue the Diploma in Studies in Islam. Our Arabic language program offers a variety of options for non-native speakers interested in learning a new language, whether it be for personal, professional, or academic purposes. You can begin your studies at the beginner or intermediate level after having your Arabic language skills assessed. You have the opportunity to earn a Level 1 or 2 Certificate in Arabic Language or a Diploma in Arabic Language.
Chloe wanted to work in international relations in her future career. What she was able to learn in her Studies in Islam courses set her up for future success in understanding different cultures and working in the international field.
Check out the exciting exchange opportunities available to you both at home and abroad through the Renison International Office.
Studies in Islam seeks to build bridges of understanding by encouraging and promoting community outreach and international exchanges. By offering public lecture series, development programs, training workshops, and other events to community members and students, we help to establish and strengthen community connections. Going abroad to study, work, or volunteer can be a life-changing experience. You can use Arabic language credits towards the Waterloo Global Experience Certificate (GEC).