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Islamic World Studies Program

Islamic World Studies

The Islamic World Studies Program takes as its focus countries and regions throughout the world in which Muslims constitute either the majority of the population or form a significant minority group.

The program provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of research on Islam and Muslim peoples undertaken by members of the USC faculty, graduate students, and visitors to the University.

The cognate and minor will serve students who wish to focus on some portion of the Muslim world – sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, or Southeast Asia – or on some thematic interest running through the Muslim world.

In conjunction with the Walker Institute of International and Area Studies, the program sponsors a series of lectures and colloquia that each year brings to campus scholars in a variety of disciplines related to Islam and Muslim peoples, as well as other cultural events that are open to the University community and the public alike.

Many of the faculty affiliated with the Islamic World Studies Program welcome opportunities to share their expertise on Islam and the Muslim world with civic organizations and church or school groups interested in learning more about these topics.

Islamic World Studies Program

College of Arts and Sciences
University of South Carolina Columbia,
SC 29208

Phone: 803-777-8180 Fax: 803-777-9308

Visit the Islamic World Studies Website.