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Study of ethical reflection in Islam, including major works, principal themes, and Islamic ethics today; Muslim theories of the state, dissent and schism in Islamic history, the position of non-Muslims in Islam, and modern developments in political theory.

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Fifth-semester Modern Standard Arabic: reading more complex texts, films, further development of conversation, composition skills, Arab cultures, current issues.

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Introduction to reading, writing, pronunciation, and aural comprehension of modern standard Arabic, simple grammatical forms, basic vocabulary.

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More complex grammatical forms; vocabulary building principles; continued development of skills in conversation, reading, writing; culturally-oriented readings and films.

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CERIS will hold the Faculty Reader's Forum on the 19th. This event is open to all educators. At 5:30 we will have dinner in the Greensburg Room (next to the main student dining hall) and then a book discussion on Anthony Shadid’s book House of Stone. The discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Ahmad Khalili, Professor of Sociology at Slippery Rock University. If you which to attend and receive a free copy of the book, please contact Elaine Linn

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Set in 12th century Arab-ruled Spanish province Andalusia, famed philosopher Averroes is appointed grand judge by the caliph. The caliph’s political rivals, centered around the leader of a fanatical Islamic sect, force the caliph to send Averroes into exile, but his ideas keep on living.

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The CERIS Curriculum Development Grants Program is designed to enable faculty members from CERIS institutions to pursue curricular development and enhancement projects related to Islamic Studies. Islamic Studies is understood, as expressed in the CERIS mission statement, to encompass many languages, literatures, and disciplines; and extends from the 7th century to the present, and across broad geographical areas of the world.

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Muslims in the Global:Past and Present

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Funded by the National Association of International Educators (NAFSA) and the U.S. Department of State in 2003, the Global Generation Y Program introduced non-Muslim professionals to international Muslim graduate students to encourage cross-cultural understanding within the framework of civil society, culture, religion, and professional development. The participants volunteered together with civic organizations, read two books and participated in book discussions, and held community dinners and discussions and a weekend retreat.

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Author: Amir Muhammad
An Eye-opening survey of Muslim American history dating back before Columbus.

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