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CIS visiting scholar, Carol Bier, to lecture at the Museum of Art and History

The Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU is pleased to announce that visiting scholar, Carol Bier, will be giving the annual lecture at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz, California on February 15, 2014 from 1:00pm-2:00pm.  
 
The lecture is titled:
 
Symmetry, Asymmetry, and Symmetry-Breaking in Oriental Carpets

Faculty

Munir Jiwa

Ph.D., Columbia University
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School
B.A., Simon Fraser University

Courses in Islamic Studies

In cooperation with several GTU member schools, the Center for Islamic Studies offers introductory and advanced courses in Islamic history, theology, philosophy, culture, arts, and religious practice.

Center for Islamic Studies (CIS)

Center for Islamic Studies

The Center for Islamic Studies

The Center for Islamic Studies (CIS) provides graduate courses in Islamic history, theology, philosophy, culture, arts, and religious practice. Founded in 2007, CIS serves to foster dialogue and interaction among Jewish, Christian, and Muslim scholars and provides resources to local Muslim communities.

CIS Appeal

Dear Friend,

Greetings of peace. I would like to extend my deep gratitude for your interest in the work of the Center for Islamic Studies. As the founding director of the Center, I am enthusiastic about our programs through which students and the general public learn about the richness and diversity of the Islamic tradition. I’m writing today to ask that you please consider supporting the Center for Islamic Studies with a gift of $10, 25, $50, $100 or more. Your gift will:

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Visiting Scholars & Faculty

Visiting Scholars
  • Ahmed Zildzic (Oriental Institute, Sarajevo, 2013-present)
  • Berney Adeney-Risakotta (ICRS, Indonesia, 2009-2010)
  • Carol Bier (Islamic Art and Science 2010-2011, 2011-present)
  • Mahan Mirza (Chico State 2008-2009, Zaytuna College, 2011-present)

Students

 

 

Master of Arts in Islamic Studies Students

Entering Class of 2010-2011 (Islamic Studies Program’s First Year)

Study at CIS

M.A. in Islamic Studies

This concentration has a primary focus on the study of contemporary Islam within its theological, historical, and cultural contexts. 

Center for Islamic Studies

"The Center for Islamic Studies has emerged as a valuable institution, not only for the scholarly study of Islam, but also for ethical and cultural engagement with the Islamic heritage.  Its academic programs and activities are making a significant contribtuion to interreligious understanding in America.”
— Carl W. Ernst, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Islamic Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

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