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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.

Fall 2019 Courses

HIST 308A: Modern Middle East, M W 2:10-3:25 (IWS requirement)

ARAB 279/FREN 279: Borders, Exiles, & War in the Middle East, W F 11:10-12:25

PHIL 334: Philosophy in the Islamic World, T Th 3:40-4:55

Arabic Courses

ARAB 101: Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic, M-F 12:40-1:30

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

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

SEM 241: Introduction to Arabic, M W F 9:40-10:30 (instructor's permission required)

SEM 545: Arabic Literature I, T Th 8:10-9:25 (instructor's permission required)