Welcome to 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.

Students in any degree program can add a Studies in Islam Minor to their university experience. Students not registered in degree studies 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.

We invite you to explore our website, learn more about the Studies in Islam program, and what we can offer you!

*New* Arabic for Heritage Speakers

Introducing SI 120R Arabic for Heritage Speakers. All native speakers will be eligible to take the course after assessment

Arabic Summer Institute

In the Spring of 2017, SI will once again offer students an opportunity to complete an intensive study of SI 101R and SI 102R. Both courses will run for a duration of six weeks consecutively. SI 131R Arab Culture will also be offered as a 12 week course.  Please check the Schedule of Classes for updated class schedule information.

Current SI 101R students:  Please note if you are interested in registering for SI 102R in Spring term you will need to contact Renison's Registrar's Office so that we can register you manually.  Please contact Erin McKechnie at emckechnie@uwaterloo.ca or by phone at 519-884-4404 Ext. 28627.

How Studies in Islam courses equip you for global and diverse work opportunities

To learn more about our academic programs, check out our brochures!

Renison Studies in Islam brochure (PDF)Arabic brochure

   

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