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Islamic World Studies (IWS) is Catholic University’s multidisciplinary program focused on the societies, cultures, religious traditions, and politics of the Muslim world. Open to all Catholic University undergraduates, the program offers a Certificate in Arabic & IWS and a Minor in IWS in the School of Arts and Sciences. These programs supplement undergraduate majors by assembling University offerings on the Islamic world, covering the Middle East and Africa to South and Southeast Asia to Europe and the Americas, from the emergence of Islam until today. IWS draws on the expertise of scholars in Modern Languages, History, Media Studies, Semitics, Anthropology, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, as well as resources of the J.K. Mullen Library and the Consortium of Washington Area Universities.

Spring 2023 Courses

TRS 290: World Religions, M W F 11:10-12:00 or 12:40-1:30

TRS 395: Christian Muslim Relations, T Th 2:10-3:25

SEM 247: Arabic Literature in Translation, T Th 11:10-12:25


Arabic Courses

ARAB 102: Elementary Modern Standard Arabic II, M-F 12:40-1:30

ARAB 104: Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II, M-Th 11:10-12:00

ARAB 204: Advanced Composition & Conversation II, T Th 9:40-10:55

SEM 242: Introduction to Arabic II, M W F 9:40-10:30 (instructor's permission required)

SEM 546: Arabic Literature II, T 8:10-10:40 (instructor's permission required)