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Courses and Course Credit

All students in the program are required to enroll in 2 of the 3 credit hour courses listed below.

• 'Islamic Aesthetics' (PHIL 390 TS1 / CRN 22936)

• 'Islam and Modernity' (PHIL 390 TS2 / CRN 22937)

** The PHIL 390 courses offered fulfill FAH distribution requirements.

*** All of these courses qualify for credit toward the Religious Studies minor.

**** History majors should contact Professor Steve Tamari ( about receiving History credit for one or more of these courses.

The combination of Islamic and Christian aesthetics inside the Aya (Haghia) Sofia

As part of the program fees, students will receive a Reading Packet. To view its Table of Contents (subject to revision), click on the link.

Because of the unique nature of this Summer Travel Study Program, a broad array of assignment options are given to the students in order that they can maximize their own personal benefit from the program (e.g., by tailoring their projects to match their own major and/or career objectives) as well as to encourage creativity. For a complete list of these options, please click on the following link: Assignments and Course Requirements (subject to revision).

Detailed architectural tile work

* Students will receive instruction in conversational Turkish from a faculty member at Yeditepe University; no course credit is given for these tutorials, however.

SIUE students with Turkish language instructor and gracious host Murmur

SIUE Travel Study Group 2007 headed toward the Blue Mosque

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