The Muslim Studies Program at the Institute on Culture, Religion & World Affairs (CURA)

Ongoing world events have sparked an acute interest in the study of Muslim societies. The Institute on Culture, Religion & World Affairs (CURA) desires to foster a better understanding of those societies and to preserve their diverse heritage through the Muslim Studies Program. The two Muslim Studies minors offered in the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies take an interdisciplinary approach that exposes students to Muslim societies’ historical, religious, anthropological, political, linguistic, and cultural characteristics.

Members of the College of Arts & Sciences humanities and social science faculty offer a broad range of courses focusing on the Muslim societies and civilizations of the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The website for the Muslim Studies Program at CURA provides a list of relevant courses and their descriptions for the current semester.