Islamic Studies Minor

This program allows students with an interest in Islam and its historical and contemporary expressions in various world contexts to undertake a guided and coherent program that will explore these varied expressions of Islam in our world. The intended audience includes anyone with an interest in Islamic religion and its cultural and historical expressions.




Minimum 16 credits. At least twelve of the sixteen required credits for the academic minor must be elected at the University of Michigan or at an overseas program associated with U-M. Language courses may not be counted toward the academic minor. Requirements include AAPTIS 262 (Introduction to Islam) and four other courses on Islam or on Muslim societies, two of which must be upper-level courses with one of these to be elected at the 400-level.

To ensure a breadth of contextual engagement, the student is required to elect courses that reflect at least two different regional foci.

Winter 2015 ISP Course List
Fall 2014 ISP Course List


Students will be required to formulate a coherent academic minor plan in consultation with the Islamic Studies advisor; the plan formulated will reflect an interdisciplinary and cross-regional approach to the subject of Islam. Appointments can be made with the advisor, Julie Burnett, by emailing

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