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SI Courses

The following is a list of all Studies in Islam courses.  To find out which courses are offered each term please check the Schedule of Classes or refer to the section below.  For full course details and descriptions please check the Undergraduate Calendar.

SI 100s

SI 101R Introduction to Arabic 1*

SI 102R Introduction to Arabic 2*

SI 120R Literary Arabic for Heritage Speakers**

SI 121R Islam in the World

SI 131R Arab Culture

SI 132R Introduction to Modern Arab and Muslim Drama

SI 200s

SI 201R Intermediate Arabic 1*

SI 202R Intermediate Arabic 2*

SI 221R Islam, the West, and the modern World

SI 230R Islamic Visual Culture: Art, Architecture, and Aesthetics

SI 231R/EASIA 231R/FINE 275 Calligraphy to Conceptual Art: Text as an Image in Islamic and East Asian Visual Arts

SI 240R Migration, diaspora, and exile: Muslim narratives

SI 241R Sacred spaces and human geographies: Literary Expressions

SI 250R/MEDVL 250R The History of Islamic Civilization from Late Antiquity to 1300

SI 251R/MEDVL 251R The History of Islamic Civilization from 1300-1800: The Islamic Gunpowder Empires

SI 300s

SI 301R Advanced Arabic 1*

SI 302R Advanced Arabic 2*

SI 315R Islam, women, and the modern world

SI 316R Religion & War: The Language and Imagery of War within Islam, Christianity, and Judaism

SI 375R Special topics

SI 390R Understanding Islam (at least level 3A)

SI 400s

SI 420R Islamic Spirituality (Sufism) and Psychotherapy

SI 450R Reading and Interpreting the Qur'an (in translation)

*not open to native speakers

**open to native speakers

Upcoming Course Offerings

Fall 2017 

  • SI 101R Introduction to Arabic 1* (online/in class sections)
  • SI 120R Literary Arabic for Heritage Speakers*
  • SI 121R Islam in the World
  • SI 131R Arab culture

  • SI 201R Intermediate Arabic 1*
  • SI 221R Islam, West and the Modern World
  • SI 231R Calligraphy to Conceptual Art: Text as an Image in Islamic and East Asian Visual Arts
  • SI 250R The History of Islamic Civilization from Late Antiquity to 1300
  • SI 301R Advanced Arabic 1*

Winter 2018

  • SI 101R  Introduction to Arabic 1* (online section)
  • SI 102R  Introduction to Arabic 2* (online section)
  • SI 121R  Islam in the World
  • SI 132R Introduction to Modern Arab and Muslim Drama
  • SI 202R Intermediate Arabic 2*
  • SI 230R Islamic Visual Culture: Art, Architecture, and Aesthetics
  • SI 251R The History of Islamic Civilization from 1300-1800: The Islamic Gunpowder Empires
  • SI 302R Advanced Arabic 2*
  • SI 315R Islam, Women, and the Modern World
  • SI 316R Religion & War: The Language and Imagery of War within Islam, Christianity, and Judaism
  • SI 450R Reading and Interpreting the Qur'an (in translation)

 *Please see below for a link to our Arabic language assessment forms

Arabic Language Assessment 

For placement at the correct level, please complete an assessment form.  

Information about the assessment process and links to our Arabic language assessment forms can be found here

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