This concentration provides advanced exploration of topics in Islamic theology and law, along with the core coursework in history, ethics, scriptural studies, and interreligious studies. Students are expected to be proficient at the intermediate Arabic level, and demonstrate potential for advanced Arabic proficiency. Students enroll in elective courses covering the Kalam tradition and systematic theology, studying particularly with Shaykh Jihad Brown, Bayan’s Resident Scholar of traditional Islamic studies and philosophy. Students will delve into and utilize the tools of the classical tradition in order to address contemporary theological and philosophical challenges and issues.
The concentration equips graduates for further studies at the doctoral level, particularly in the fields of theology and philosophy, and careers involving research, scholarship, and teaching.
Additional Required Courses for the Concentration (2)