The Program in Islamic Studies’ minor provides the intellectual and linguistic training to approach Islam — and the world — in a historically and culturally informed way, challenging stereotypes and misconceptions while exploring the diversity and complexity of the world’s second-largest religion.

The combined cross-disciplinary perspectives across history, anthropology, philosophy, history of science, history of art, Near Eastern studies, and others will be generative of a new approach to the scholarship and teaching of Islamic studies. Our aim is to educate our students about Muslims and Islam in historical and comparative perspectives, and in the context of their co-existence with followers of many other faiths.