About this minor
Islam is a religion as well as a cultural practice that takes on a diversity of forms, some of them contradictory. This has always been the case, and it is becoming increasingly apparant in the modern world through migration, globalisation and the digitial media.
Globalism, localism, diversity and interaction: these are the central themes of Islam teaching at Leiden University. This minor of 30 EC offers students a broad perspective on Islam. Students not only learn about the most important teachings of Islam, but they also acquire an understanding of the current forms Islam takes across the world. The minor goes on to address in greater depth a number of themes that are central tot the study of Islam in Leiden: religion, law, modern trends, society, politics, culture and daily life.
Good to know
Students can also opt for a 15 EC package of courses. This will consist of the three regular courses of the first semester. It is not possible to opt for this package in the second semester.