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Interdisciplinary Minor in Muslim Studies

New in Fall 2017! The minor in Muslim Studies provides the opportunity to study Muslim beliefs, practices, thought, and history in a variety of geographic locales and timeframes.

MinorInterdisciplinary Minor in Muslim Studies

New in Fall 2017! The minor in Muslim Studies provides the opportunity to study Muslim beliefs, practices, thought, and history in a variety of geographic locales and timeframes.

The minor in Muslim Studies provides the opportunity to study Muslim beliefs, practices, thought, and history in a variety of geographic locales and timeframes.

 Students are required to complete 24 units in total for the minor.  A minimum of six units are required from list A, which includes courses focused wholly on Muslims and Islam. A minimum of six units are required from list B, which includes courses in which the study of Muslims and Islam comprise one part of the course material.  The remaining units are to be taken from list A, B, or C, which includes courses that provide key background for understanding Islamic history and Muslims in wider contexts. It is the student’s responsibility to check carefully for prerequisites, co-requisites and enrolment restrictions for all courses on these lists.

The academic objectives of this minor include fostering students’ understanding of the diversity and pluralism found in Muslims' beliefs and practices in:

  1. historical contexts;
  2. regional locations;
  3. the globalized world; and
  4. in relationship to other religions.

24 units total

A minimum of 6 units from List A

  • RELIGST 2Q03 Introduction to Islam
  • RELIGST 3C03 Islam in the Modern World
  • RELIGST 2TA3 Islam in North America
  • RELIGST 3FA3 Islamic Mysticism
  • RELIGST 4SR3/SOCIOL 4SR3 Topics in the Sociology of Religion

 

A minimum of 6 units from List B

  • RELIGST 3GH3 (also ANTHROP 3GH3, HISTORY 3GH3) Interdisciplinary Global Health Field Course: Maternal and Infant Health in Morocco in combination with ARABIC 3GH3 - Spoken Moroccan Arabic 3 unit(s)
  • ARTHIST 2Y03 Early Islamic Art to the Middle Ages
  • HISTORY 2HH3/RELIGST 2FF3 Mediterranean Encounters 1500-1800
  • HISTORY 2IC3 Islamic Civilization: The Formative Period 500-1258
  • HISTORY 2A03 Modern Middle Eastern Societies

List C 

  • RELIGST 1B03 What on Earth is Religion?
  • RELIGST 1B06A/B
  • RELIGST 2DD3 The Five Books of Moses or RELIGST 2HB3 From Creation to Exile
  • RELIGST 2M03 Death and Dying: Comparative Views
  • RELIGST 2WW3 Health, Healing and Religion
  • RELIGST 2RD3 Religion and Diversity
  • RELIGST 2RN3 Religion in the News
  • RELIGST 3EE3/ANTHROP 3CC3 Sacred Journeys
  • RELIGST 3AR3/ANTHROP 3AR3 Culture and Religion
  • RELIGST 3F03 Approaches to the Study of Religion
  • RELIGST 3RH3 Religion in Hamilton
  • RELIGST 3CC3/POLSCI 3LA3 Religion and Politics
  • RELST 3FF3/WOMENST 3FF3 Gender and Religion
  • CMST 3RR3 - Race, Religion and Media
  • CMST 4D03 - International Communication
  • ENG 3R06 Postcolonial Cultures
  • HISTORY 1CC3 - The Rise of Empires, 500-1950
  • HISTORY 2J03 Africa up to 1800
  • HISTORY 2JJ3 Africa since 1800
  • PEACEST 3B03 Peace-Building and Health Initiatives
  • PEACEST 3D03 Globalization and Peace
  • SOCIOL 2DD3 – Immigration and the Canadian Mosaic
  • SOCIOL 2FF3 – The Sociology of “Race” and Ethnicity
  • SOCIOL 3Z03 Ethnic Relations

Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

All undergraduate students accepted for admission to McMaster University are automatically considered for a McMaster University entrance award. Additional entrance awards, in-course scholarships, bursaries and other forms of financial assistance is available to you at various stages of their undergraduate careers.

Each scholarship, bursary, Government Aid or Work Study Program a has its own unique application process and requirements. More information on financial aid visit the Student Financial Aid & Scholarship (SFAS) Office.

Our administrative assistant is happy to help answer any questions regarding the undergraduate program. Please email your questions to: askrs@mcmaster.ca.

M.A.R.S. - McMaster Association of Religious Studies

Our purpose is to create connections between students and faculty in the Religious Studies Program at McMaster University, to encourage the pursuit of Religious Studies as an interest and a profession, and to provide the opportunity to better understand religions and their role on shaping society. 

Academic Advising

The Academic Advising office is run through the Office of the Associate Dean. The primary goal of the Advising Office is to provide all Social Sciences undergraduate students with the information and guidance they need to succeed in their academic careers.

Advisors can help you make the right academic decisions by explaining policies and regulations as well as presenting different options and supports available in your studies.

An academic advisor can assist you with:

  • Course requirements, dropping and adding courses
  • Program selection, application and changes
  • Studying abroad
  • Transfer credits
  • Petitions for missed term work, deferred examinations and special consideration
  • Appeals procedures
  • Referral to other campus services

Learn more about Academic Advising in the Social Sciences.

Undergraduate Fields of Study Apply Now
For more information:
Jennifer Nettleton: Administrative Assistant
UH 104
905-525-9140 ext. 23109
askrs@mcmaster.ca
Length:
N/A
Required Credential:
Enrolment in an Honours program.
Program Type:
Course based
Program Options:
Full-time, Part-time
Typical Entry:
January, September
Current Deadline:
April