Master of Arts in Islamic Studies

Plan A Plan B
Courses Units Courses Units
Core/Required 12 units Core/Required 9 units
IS Electives 9 units Major courses 18 units
Seminar 3 units Cognates 6 units
Thesis 6 units Special Problem
Compre Exam
3 units
Total units 30 units Total units 36 units

 

Comprehensive examination in Plan B is required.

Competence in Arabic is required. The student may demonstrate such competence by passing either Arabic courses designed for such requirement or a language proficiency examination.

Students who have no background in Arabic and Islamic Studies are required to take Elementary and Intermediate Arabic (IS 10-11 & IS 12-13) as well as undergraduate course in Islamic Studies.

 

Suggested Courses:

Core Courses – 9 units

  • IS 211 – The Qur’an & Its Commentary (Tafsir)
  • IS 214 – The Biography & Hadith of the Prophet
  • IS 251 – Islamic Law & Jurisprudence
  • IS 299 – Materials and Methods in IS

Major Courses – 18 units (choices)

  • IS 231- Islamic Political Thought
  • IS 225 – History of Islam
  • IS 241 – Kalam & Islamic Philosophy
  • IS 261 – Seminar: The Muslims in the Phils
  • IS 262 – Seminar: The Relations of Muslims and Non-Muslim Communities in a Nat’l Society.
  • IS 271 – Adat & Muslim Personal Law on Family Relations
  • IS 272 – Seminar:  Social & Pol. Institutions of the Muslims  in the Phils.
  • IS 275 – Muslim Personal Laws on  Inheritance and Succession
  • IS 281 – Seminar:  Literary  Traditions of  the Muslims   in the Philippines
  • IS 291 – Seminar:  Topics in    Islamic  Studies

Cognates (6 units)

  • May be taken at the College of Education, CSSP-Anthropology and Sociology Dept., Asian Center  & CSWCD.
    • SUGGESTED COGNATE COURSES
      • Inst. of Social Work & Community Development
        • CD201 Social Structure &  Processes in Phil. Communities
        • SW211 Social Policy  Development
        • CSSP - Department of Sociology
          • Soc. 229 Sem.: in Ethnic Relations
          • Soc. 252 Cultural & Social Forces in SEA
          • Department of Anthropology
            • Anthro 223  Phil. Ethnic Groups
            • Anthro 225  Phil. Culture & Society
          • Asian Center
            • AS 250  Sem.: in Southeast Asia I
            • PS 204  Phil. Society & Org.
            • PS 213  Acculturation in the Phils.
            • PS 214  Phil. Ethnic Relations
          • College of Education
            • EDAD 202 Educ. & National Dev’t
            • EDFD 202 Socio-cultural Foundations of Education
            • EDFD 240 Educational Anthro. 
              Note:  Consent as a prerequisite pertains to the consent of the instructor /professor handling the course.

Background Courses

  • IS 10 – ELEMENTARY ARABIC.  Reading, writing and elementary grammar.  3 units.
  • IS 11 – ELEMENTARY ARABIC.  Reading, writing and elementary grammar.  3 units.
  • IS 12 – INTERMEDIATE ARABIC.  Grammar, composition and conversation.  3 units.  Prereq:  IS 11 or consent.
  • IS 13 – INTERMEDIATE ARABIC. 3 units. Prereq:  IS 12 or consent.
  • IS 14 – ADVANCED  ARABIC.  Advanced grammar and composition.  3 units.  Prereq.: IS 13 or consent.
  • IS 15 – ADVANCED ARABIC.  Continuation of IS 14.  3  units.
  • IS 20 – PRACTICAL ARABIC. Oral communication and introduction to various Arabic dialects. 3 units.
  • IS 101 – STUDY OF ARABIC TEXTS. units.  Prereq.: IS 15 or consent.
  • IS 102 – STUDY OF ARABIC TEXTS.  Continuation of Arabic  101.  3 units. Prereq.: IS 101 or consent.
  • IS 111 – SURVEY OF ISLAMIC THOUGHT. Readings in English translation of the literature of pre-Islamic Arabia, The Qur’an, Hadith and other works of traditional and secular authority (7th-14th century). 3 units.
  • IS 112 – THE LEGACY OF ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION.  Contributions of Islamic civilization in such fields as science, technology and economic organization.  3 units.
  • IS 113 – SURVEY OF ISLAMIC ART.  3 units.
  • IS 121 – HISTORY OF ISLAM. Rise and spread of Islam in Asia, Africa, and Europe.  3 units.
  • IS 122 – THE RISE OF MODERN  ISLAMIC REVIVALIST MOVEMENTS AND NATIONALISM.  3 Units.
  • IS 123 – ISLAM IN SOUTHEAST ASIA. The advent and spread of Islam to Southeast Asia.  3 Units.
  • IS 131 – THE SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF ISLAM.  3 Units.
  • IS 132 – ISLAMIC POLITICAL THOUGHT.  The political principles evolved by Muslim jurists and philosophers such as Al-Mawardi, Al-Ghazali, Ibn Jama’a, Ibn Taymiya, Al Farabi, Ibn Sina, Ibn Rushd, and Ibn Khaldun. 3 units.
  • IS 141 – HISTORY OF ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY.  The philosophical ideas and systems of Al-Farabi, Ibn Sina, Ibn Rushd and Al-Ghazali, the mystical philosophy of Ibnul Arabi, and their influences on Western Medieval Thought. 3 units.
  • IS 151 – INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE. Sources of and methods in Islamic Law; and the different school of Law.  3 units.
  • IS 153 – ISLAMIC LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE.  Substantive aspects of Islamic law with emphasis on the School of Shafi’i.  3 units.
  • IS 156 – AL-KALAM. The tenets of Shi’ism, Mu’tazilism, Ash’arism, Zahirism and others; and a study of selected works by Al-Ghazali and others.  3 units.
  • IS 161 – HISTORY OF THE MUSLIMS IN THE PHILIPPINES.  3 units.
  • IS 171 – CUSTOMARY LAW (‘ADAT) OF THE MUSLIMS IN THE PHILIPPINES. 3 units.
  • IS 172 – POLITICAL AND SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS OF THE MUSLIMS IN THE PHILIPPINES.  3 units.
  • IS 181 – THE LITERARY TRADITIONS OF THE MUSLIMS IN THE PHILIPPINES AND SOUTHEAST ASIA.  3 units.
  • IS 182 – THE ARTISTIC TRADITIONS OF THE MUSLIMS IN THE PHILIPPINES.  3 units.
  • IS 198A – SPECIAL TOPICS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES I.  3 units.  Prereq: consent.
  • IS 198B – SPECIAL TOPICS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES II.  3 units.
  • IS 199 – MATERIALS & METHODS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES.  3 units.

Graduate Courses

  • IS 211 – THE QUR’AN AND ITS  COMMENTARY (TAFSIR).  3 units Prereq: knowledge of Arabic.
  • IS 214 – THE BIOGRAPHY AND HADITH OF THE PROPHET. 3 units.   Prereq:  consent.
  • IS 221 – ARAB  HISTORIOGRAPHY. 3 units. Prereq: knowledge of Arabic.
  • IS 225 – HISTORY OF ISLAM.  From the earliest times to the beginning  of the Ottoman Empire.  3 units. Prereq: Consent.
  • IS 231 – ISLAMIC POLITICAL THOUGHT.  3 units. Prereq:  Knowledge of Arabic.
  • IS 241 – KALAM AND ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY.  3 units.  Prereq:  Knowledge of Arabic.
  • IS 251 – ISLAMIC LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE.  3 units. Prereq: Knowledge of Arabic.
  • IS 261 – SEMINAR: THE MUSLIMS IN THE PHILIPPINES.  3 units.  Prereq:  consent.
  • IS 262 – SEMINAR:  THE RELATIONS OF MUSLIMS AND NON-MUSLIM  COMMUNITIES IN A NATIONAL SOCIETY. 3 units. Prereq:  consent.
  • IS 271 – A’DAT AND MUSLIM PERSONAL LAW ON FAMILY RELATIONS.  3 units. Prereq: Consent.
  • IS 272 – SEMINAR: SOCIAL AND POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS OF THE MUSLIMS IN THE PHILIPPINES. 3 units. Prereq: Consent.
  • IS 275 – MUSLIM PERSONAL LAWS ON INHERITANCE & SUCCESSION.  Study of the “Code of Muslim Personal Laws of the Philippines  on the basis of the Shari’ah and four Sunni schools of Muslim Jurisprudence. 3 units.  Prereq: Consent.
  • IS 281 – SEMINAR:  LITERARY TRADITIONS OF THE MUSLIMS  IN THE PHILIPPINES.  3 units.  Prereq: Consent.
  • IS 282 – SEMINAR:  ARTISTIC TRADITIONS OF THE MUSLIMS  IN THE PHILIPPINES AND SOUTHEAST ASIA. 3 units.  Prereq: Consent.
  • IS 286 – SEMINAR: ISLAMIC ART. 3 units.
  • IS 291 – SEMINAR:  TOPICS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES. 3 units.
  • IS 292 – SEMINAR ON ISLAMIC REVIVALISM AND CONTEMPORARY MUSLIM MOVEMENTS.  3 units. Prereq:  Consent.
  • IS 293 – SEMINAR: ISLAMIC ECONOMICS ON BANKING, TRADE & INVESTMENT 3 units.
  • IS 299 – MATERIALS AND METHODS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES.  3 units
  • IS 300 – THESIS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES.  3 units.

 

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