Islamic Studies Minor

The Islamic Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that is focused on Islam and Muslim societies across the globe.

The Islamic Studies Program has the following three objectives:

  1. Equip undergraduate students with knowledge on Muslim states and societies through its minor program. To this end, the program continuously increases the number of courses at UNO about Islam and Muslims.
  2. Develop research projects to better understand historical, cultural and political factors that explain the challenging issues in the Muslim world.
  3. Organize events to disseminate knowledge regarding the Muslim world to the broader metropolitan community of Omaha and beyond.

Given the importance of Islam in world politics and the global economy, our minor program is beneficial for those students who plan to pursue a career in business, education, history, anthropology, international studies, religious studies, communication, political science, social work, public administration, art and art history, medicine, criminal justice, sociology and other fields

Other Information

All coursework taken for the Islamic Studies minor must be completed with a grade of “C“ or better.

Contact

Director of Islamic Studies Program, Ramazan Kilinc
ASH 275
rkilinc@unomaha.edu
402-554-2683

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Requirements

A minor in Islamic Studies requires a total of eighteen (18) hours with a minimum of 12 hours at 3000 level or above.

The Islamic Studies minor requires:

Required Courses
HIST/RELI/SOC 2190THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST3
RELI 3200ISLAM3
Select one of the following:3
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF THE MIDDLE EAST
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OF THE MIDDLE EAST
ISLAM AND POLITICS
Electives
Select nine credits from the following list of approved Islamic Studies electives:9
ELEMENTARY ARABIC I
ELEMENTARY ARABIC II
SPECIAL TOPICS IN RELIGION 1
WOMEN IN ISLAM
MUSLIMS IN AMERICA
ISRAEL AND PALESTINE
U.S. AND THE MIDDLE EAST
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF THE MIDDLE EAST
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OF THE MIDDLE EAST
ISLAM AND POLITICS
Total Credits18
1

Note: RELI 3500 when taught as an Islamic Studies topic.

 Other courses may be acceptable toward the Islamic Studies minor, as approved by the Islamic Studies director.