Islamic Civilization and Societies, Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences
The Islamic Civilization and Societies program is an interdisciplinary program for undergraduates interested in the breadth and depth of the Islamic World, a vast region stretching halfway around the globe from Western Africa to the Pacific Islands. Students will discover the surprising diversity of culture and interpretation in these countries, a diversity that will challenge their assumptions and enlarge their understanding. Studying in the Program will reveal centuries long history of empires and kings, including many of the peaks of human civilization in the areas of art, theology, philosophy and science. We will see the Islamic philosophic scholars of Spain, the conquests of Gengis Khan, the decline of the last vestiges of the Roman Empire, and the ever-troubled history of the Holy Land.