New Mexico State University

Understanding Islam—National Endowment for the Humanities Focus Grant

Understanding Islam: Building Islamic Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum

 

 

This website provides details of the Humanities Focus Grant (HFG) Understanding Islam: Building Islamic Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum which provided support for New Mexico State University (NMSU) faculty to meet with a series of visiting scholars in one-day workshops to increase their knowledge of Islam and Islamic societies, a topic and field underserved at NMSU. 

 

                 The grant supported a series of eight faculty development workshops at New Mexico State University during 2003. Workshops were led by distinguished visiting scholars and addressed themes and topics relevant to the disciplines and concerns of the core faculty. At the end of the year, each core participant produced revised syllabus integrating knowledge gained through the workshops and readings into a course he/she teaches.  Core faculty now teach these revised courses incorporating the relevance of Islam. The group also designed a new general education course called "Islam and the West: Cultural Contacts, Conflicts, and Exchanges,” which will be team-taught in the future.

 

The purpose of making this site available is to help faculty in other institutions work out how they too can incorporate Islamic Studies better into their own teaching. Syllabi, reading lists and workshop outlines are available here to give you ideas for how to build Islamic Studies into your own teaching.

 

If you have any queries email me: mmalamud@nmsu.edu