The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies the central forum for the study of Islam and Muslim societies at Stanford University. Working within and across academic disciplines and world regions, faculty affiliates explore the religion of Islam in all its internal complexity and in diverse social and cultural contexts. To enrich Stanford students’ exposure to the study of Islam at all levels; we promote coursework, administer grants, and coordinate an undergraduate specialization as part of Global Studies minor. By completing the undergraduate specialization, students will:
Explore global extent of Islam and the growth of its diasporas by taking courses on geographical regions (such as the Middle East, South Asia, Eurasia, Africa, Western Europe, and Americas) and from disciplines (such as anthropology, art and art history, comparative literature, history, political science, international relations, and religious studies).
Gain exposure to the past and present of Islam in diverse social, political, and cultural settings around the globe.
Prepare for or follow up on involvement in a Bing Overseas Studies Program such as in Istanbul, Paris, Berlin, or Cape Town.
Explore how global, regional and domestic factors influence relations between actors on the world stage.
The Iranian Studies Program focuses on the interdisciplinary study of modern Iranian society, culture, politics, and economy. Undergraduate students can minor in Global Studies with a specialization in Iranian Studies.
South Asian Studies
Center for South Asia (CSA) is the central forum for the interdisciplinary study of South Asia at Stanford University. CSA facilitates research and convenes events on topics relevant to deepening the understanding of South Asia, which includes Ban
Slavic Languages and Literatures
Coordinated study of Russian language, literature, literary and cultural history, as well as literary theory and criticism.