The program is comprised of three main activities: a) core courses, b) directed research, and c) seminars. The core courses include Quran and Sunna, Islamic Jurisprudence, Contemporary Islamic thought, Muslim world affairs, and Islamic history and civilization.
This year, there are 17 graduate and undergraduate students, with academic backgrounds ranging from Islamic Studies, Islam and Muslim-Christian understanding, and Contemporary Muslim societies to African studies, political science, public policy, biomechanics and movement science, and international business. The students also come from diverse backgrounds: USA, Egypt, France, Bosnia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Syria. The 6-week long program will end on July 3rd, with a graduation ceremony for all students, in addition to awarding top performing students with a one year non-resident research fellowship.
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