Islamic Studies Minor

(RLST was formerly CPRL)

 

Students minoring in Islamic studies are required to take 21 units, distributed as follows:

Required Courses (12 units/4 courses):

  • RLST 250 Introduction to Islam (3)
  • RLST 300 Methods of Studying Religion (3)
  • RLST 371 History and Development of Islamic Thought: The Beginning to 1258 (3)
  • RLST 372 History and Development of Islamic Thought: 1259 to Modern Times (3)

 

Elective Courses (9 units/3 courses ):

  • RLST 302 Religion and Ecology (3)
  • RLST 320 The End of the World (3)
  • RLST 321 Psychology of Religion (3)
  • AFRO/RLST 325 African-American Religion (3)
  • RLST 332 Islamic Scriptural Studies (3)
  • RLST 333 Religion and Sexuality (3)
  • RLST 335 Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Compared (3)
  • RLST 373 Women in Islam (3)
  • RLST 374 Issues in Contemporary Islam (3)
  • RLST 375 Conceptions of the Afterlife (3)
  • RLST 380 Religion and Violence (3)
  • RLST 381 Religion and Politics in the United States (3)
  • RLST 400 Religion, The Media, and Contemporary Culture (3)
  • SOCI/RLST 458 Sociology of Religious Behavior (3)
  • HIST/RLST 466A Islamic Civilization: Arab Era (3)
  • HIST/RLST 466B Islamic Civilization: Imperial Age (3)
  • HIST 468 Middle East in the 20th Century (3)
  • RLST 485T Major Religious Thinkers and Concepts (3)**

 

**When the content pertains to the Islamic tradition